Vicon introduces what it announces as its first integrated inertial sensor, which combines its optical cameras and its new IMeasureU inertial tracking sensors via its Nexus 2.7 software.

The integrated sensor features the ability to track both optical and inertial data, which can be assessed at a workstation or through a mobile application, according to a news release from Vicon.

“Optical and inertial technologies each have advantages in different motion tracking situations, and the need to harness the best of both has been steadily growing,” said Derek Potter, head of product management at Vicon. “By directly integrating inertial sensors into Nexus, our life science software, and providing easy-to-use mobile applications, we can now deliver limitless motion capture.”

Vicon’s software and mobile applications provide immediate access to data. Results can be reviewed in graph form, showing each type of data collected, as well as supplementary findings from other integrated products (such as force plates and electromyography systems). Each data source can be then exported for further analysis, in Excel, MATLAB or Python.

Nexus 2.7 marks the first integration of IMeasureU sensor technology into the Vicon ecosystem, the release explains.

“Integration of the wearable IMU sensors enabling in-lab and in-situ measurement, will accelerate the validation of multimodal data collection,” states Imogen Moorhouse, CEO of Vicon, in the release. “The possibilities that this integration provides in the immediate and long term are truly exciting, and we’re very eager to see how our customers make use of this evolution in tracking technology.”

[Source: Vicon]