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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.


Robotics Use Cases and the Need for Real-Time 3D Motion Tracking

Robotics Use Cases and the Need for Real-Time 3D Motion TrackingReal-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


Robotic Surgery. The Future of Medicine?

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


Expanding Motion Tracking Coverage with Multiple Sources

Expanding Motion Tracking Coverage with Multiple SourcesVIPER 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

Flight Simulation—High Fidelity Tracking MattersWhether 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

Using Tip Offset™ with Electromagnetic Motion TrackingWhat 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 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

Polhemus 3D Laser Scanner Aids in Recreating Vermont Capitol Building StatueThe 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

Virtual Reality and Motion Tracking—Way Beyond GamingIf 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

Top Ten Uses for Polhemus Micro SensorWhat 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 in Dental Training and SimulationVirtual 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


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