Research & Technology

Power Your Simulator. Or Take Your Research Project to the Next Level.

Market Overview

Polhemus has been the leader in providing 6DOF motion tracking systems to the commercial and research markets for over 50 years. With great success, we've worked with partners and customers in the research and technology markets to integrate our proprietary AC electromagnetic technology to meet their application needs.

Industry leaders remain competitive by utilizing our cutting-edge technology and the world's top researchers trust us as the reliable source in motion tracking. Over the years, we've enabled a wide variety of research and technology applications to come to life. 

Need tracking for your production line process? How about tracking the subtle movement of a human shoulder? We've done it. Can we track the movement of a chicken? The short answer is YES.

Who We Serve

Our technology enables some of the world’s latest industrial training simulators, it powers performance analysis for elite-level athletes, and it has enabled some of the world’s top researchers in their fields to do tracking for ground breaking research.

We are bridging the gap between the virtual world and the real world, as our motion tracking technology provides the most realistic training environment, and our ultra-fast update rates and low latency make our technology the top choice for leaders in their fields.

Learn More:

Below is a sample of applications relevant to the research and technology market that use Polhemus technology:

Motion Tracking

  • Training and Simulation for Welding
  • Golf Swing Analysis
  • Head Tracking for HMD (Head Mounted Display)
  • Sports Performance Analysis of Weight Lifting
  • Hand Tracking


  • 3D Laser Scanning for Reverse Engineering
  • 3D Laser Scanning on Archaelogical Digs

With over 50 years of experience, our customer and partner list is long; below is a sample of a few of our valued customers.