With over 50 years of experience, we bring you insights, new developments, and stories of interest on all things motion tracking --from the global leader and industry experts.
Using Tip Offset™ with Electromagnetic Motion Tracking
What if you aren’t able to place the sensor at the exact point that needs to be tracked? Can you trick the sensor into thinking it’s somewhere else? The good news is, yes--using the Polhemus built-in Tip Offset™ feature! | Read More
Electromagnetic Motion Tracking and Metallic Distortion. Is it a Problem and Is There a Solution?
Electromagnetic motion tracking is known for delivering highly accurate position and orientation measurement, with no line-of-sight occlusions, but does metallic distortion ever cause a problem? The answer is, sometimes, and it’s highly dependent on the application. | Read More
Polhemus 3D Laser Scanner Aids in Recreating Vermont Capitol Building Statue
The state capitol building in Montpelier, Vermont has long been known for its beautiful building, graced with a gilded dome and a 14-foot statue. The original statue was made of ponderosa pine, and was created more than 150 years ago; the most recent iteration has lasted 80 years. Officially named, “Agriculture,” the statue is a nod to Vermont’s rich farming history. It represents the Greek goddess, Ceres. | Read More
Virtual Reality and Motion Tracking—Way Beyond Gaming
If you work in the VR (Virtual Reality) space, you likely already know that VR is exploding and entering into new markets every day. The days of VR being limited to gaming are long gone. VR is being used in a wide variety of training and simulation areas and more. | Read More
Top Ten Uses for Polhemus Micro Sensor
What would you use that tiny Micro Sensor for? We get asked this question often. The product was developed for a medical application originally, but since then, it's found its way into many markets and varied applications. Here are ten uses for the Polhemus Micro Sensor. | Read More
Virtual Reality in Dental Training and Simulation
Virtual reality simulators in healthcare training are no longer a novelty. In fact, they are becoming an essential element of modern education in the medical market. Ultrasound simulators, surgical simulators, and other training and simulation medical devices have been on the market for a while, and they’re becoming more prevalent in the dental market. Dental training has its own unique challenges, and innovators in the dental market are utilizing motion tracking technology to make dental traini | Read More
Polhemus Partner Highlight: IST: The MotionMonitor®
If you're an engineer, physical therapist, medical doctor, athletic trainer or a neuroscientist and you need to track movement of the human body, you may want to take a closer look at IST and their software, The MotionMonitor. | Read More
3D Motion Tracking for Biomechanics, Research, VR and…Chickens?
Many markets have benefited from our motion tracking systems, including biomechanics, researchers and the latest VR applications. We’ve delivered head tracking, hand and finger tracking, and wireless tracking, but we had never tracked chickens before. | Read More
Benefits of Electromagnetic Tracking in Fine Motor Skill Research
Existing motion tracking technologies have fallen short of achieving precise and complete data for fine motor movement – until now. Noraxon USA Inc. has come up with a solution by utilizing both EMG capture and electromagnetic tracking technology to understand the mechanisms that drive finger and hand movements. | Read More
Set Up is an Important Factor in Choosing Motion Tracking Systems
With many different motion tracking systems available, just how easily can they be set up? See a comparison of the pros and cons of optical infrared motion capture, inertial technology, and electromagnetics. | Read More