Polhemus Patriot

The Two-Sensor 6DOF Tracker that Delivers Unmatched Value in the 6DOF Marketplace

Product Overview

PATRIOT is the perfect cost effective, full 6DOF motion tracking solution for applications requiring up to two sensors. With an update rate of 60 Hz per sensor, PATRIOT delivers the durability and high level tracking standard Polhemus is known for. As with all Polhemus trackers, PATRIOT utilizes our proprietary AC electromagnetic technology.

PATRIOT can be used for a wide variety applications, and is ideal for high volume training simulators. In fact, it’s become the trusted, reliable solution for simulators around the globe. The Polhemus PATRIOT powers training simulators for welding, spray painting, and ultrasound trainers—to name just a few. Because no line-of-sight is needed, Polhemus sensors can be easily embedded, creating a realistic training solution that mimics the real-world environment—in real time. Also, the system is a popular solution for HMD (Head Mounted Displays), with one sensor on the hand and the other attached to the head apparatus. PATRIOT’s low-cost, easy to use and embeddable sensors make it the perfect solution for a wide variety of applications and a top choice for OEM’s.  Key features are highlighted below; see the PATRIOT brochure for a full description and product specifications.

Other products within the PATRIOT product family include the PATRIOT™ WIRELESS, PATRIOT™ DB and PATRIOT M™.

Key Features

  • Cost Effective: Provides both position and orientation at an unbeatable value

  • Embeddable Sensors: Because no line-of sight is required, sensors can be embedded into your custom form factor, product or product accessory

  • Portable and Easy to Use: The lightweight system includes a systems electronics unit, a sensor and a source. Installation takes just minutes and no user calibration is required.

For a PDF of the brochure with full product specifications, click here.

For a PDF of the Accessories Brochure, click here.

Review technical specifications of all Polhemus trackers: Polhemus Tracking Performance Chart.


  • Training Simulators
  • HMD (Head Mounted Display)
  • Biomechanics
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Ergonomics Studies

Is PATRIOT the right tracker for you?

Check out All Tracking Products and go to our Motion Tracking Selection Guide to view which of our trackers may best meet your needs.