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Components Needed to Use a Polhemus Tracking System
Polhemus devices use propriety AC electromagnetic technology to capture and track the movement of objects or individuals in real-time. Polhemus technology offers exceptional accuracy, low latency, and reliability, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Polhemus technology is simple to set up and use – only three main components are needed to start tracking! | Read More
Electromagnetic Tracking Enhances Medical Devices
A medical device is any instrument, machine, or device that is used to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure a disease. Some medical devices benefit from tracking capabilities, such as tracking the exact location of an ultrasound wand or catheter device. One way to do this is by using electromagnetic tracking. | Read More
Flight Simulation with Helmet Mounted Cueing System Capability
Simulators have come a long way, but one thing is consistent--fighter pilots must train with the highest level of realism possible. This can only be achieved using high-fidelity simulators, with a strong representation of the technology being used in live aircraft. | Read More
Robotic Surgery. The Future of Medicine?
Robotic surgery is the next generation of minimally invasive surgery. This type of surgery involves a computer-controlled robot that assists surgeons during various procedures. Robotic-assisted surgery is commonly used to treat a wide variety of conditions because it’s been shown to incur less complications, minimal scarring, and a quicker recovery for the patient. Robotic surgery also allows for greater visualization, enhanced dexterity, and greater precision for the surgeon. | Read More
Robotics Use Cases and the Need for Real-Time 3D Motion Tracking
Real-time 3D tracking is used in many robot applications and the need for integrating motion tracking, with robots is becoming more prevalent with a rapid evolution of the robotics industry. Polhemus, the experts in motion tracking, offers real-time tracking solutions for a variety of robot applications. | Read More
Expanding Motion Tracking Coverage with Multiple Sources
VIPER makes it easy to expand the area of coverage to create a larger tracking envelope. By simply adding components, the tracking area can be broadened and expanded to do more and track farther. | Read More
Flight Simulation—High Fidelity Tracking Matters
Whether you’re training for your private pilot’s license or you’re in the military pilot pipeline, odds are you will fly at least a few hours in a simulator. Learn more about how Polhemus technology is enabling the future of pilot training. | Read More
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