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3D Motion Capture

Motion capture (mocap) is the process of recording the movement of objects or people. The technology originated in the life science market for gait analysis but is now used widely by VFX studios, sports biomechanists and neuroscientists.

Optical-Passive: This technique uses retroreflective markers that are tracked by infrared cameras.

Video/Markerless: This technique does not require markers to be worn and instead relies on software to track the subjects' movement.

Inertial: This technique does not require cameras except as a localization tool. Inertial sensors are worn by the patient and the data from the sensors is transmitted wirelessly to a computer


Vicon provides a range of optical and digital video systems designed specifically to suit your needs in any Life Science environment.

Accurate, flexible and easy to use systems for measurement and analysis of a range of applications including stroke rehabilitation, posture analysis, balance studies and reaching studies.

Vicon systems can be used to measure or give real time feedback on the movements of the whole body or any part thereof, including detailed hands, face, feet and spine. The technology is based on small retro-reflective markers attached to specific landmarks on a subjects body.

The Vicon cameras emit strobe light, which reflects back into the cameras from the markers giving a clear, grayscale view of each marker.

The unique ease of Vicon's use, coupled with proven high accuracy offers researchers, clinicians, athletes and patients a complete biomechanical assessment solution.
Complete and integrated solutions.

Automatic processing.

Unique multi media reports.

High quality, complete gait analysis.
High accuracy - high repeatability.

Open, flexible architecture.

Advanced modelling tools.

Qualified engineers and customer support.