Xsens announced the official launch of MVN Analyze 2018 – a refined motion capture solution that enables the motion capture of 3D kinematics data in any environment.

This landmark development solves several technical issues that have plagued biomechanical, ergonomics and sports science analysis in the past – primarily magnetic distortion, but also skin artifacts, drift, foot slide, contact handlings, and distorted height tracking and 3D position.

Analysts specializing in sports science, ergonomics, rehabilitation and biomechanics can now take the easily portable Xsens technology into the field. In the past some analysis was confined to the lab, as that was the only place validated data could be captured. MVN Analyze 2018 allows analysts to break free: they can study a subject’s natural behavior in environments with real-life application – such as a running track, power plant or office space, instead of in a simulated laboratory facsimile – while still confident in the capture of precise, reliable, high-grade data.

MVN Analyze 2018 has been used for several validation studies which are or will be published in well-known peer reviewed journals, and has been tested by a number of renowned academic groups across various fields of research. The English Institute of Sport recently used Xsens to prepare biomechanical data for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the University of Windsor has used the technology to study avoidance of musculoskeletal injuries in vehicle production lines. Coventry University, the University of Calgary, and the University of Skövde have also used Xsens technology for years to improve their results.

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