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SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Designed with performance in mind

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Vicon’s range of motion capture technologies is ideally suited to sports. Our customers are using Vicon for applications of all kinds – we’ve captured everything from football to swimming, tennis to golf, from athletics to basketball, as well as baseball, cricket, long jump, and weightlifting.  You name it; we’ve done it.

We’re proud to count among our customers the world’s best performance analysts, coaches, trainers, strength and conditioning and physiotherapists.  In addition to renowned researchers, you will see Vicon products being used in post-grad research and under-grad teaching.

We have a range of software and technologies to offer anyone that suit a sporting environment – our optical motion capture system, combined with our inertial sensing technology, make an unbeatable pair – or simply use one or the other alone for more focussed applciations.  The hardware is backed up by world-leading software, and a mobile app for measurement in the filed.  Plus we offer all the modelling tools, and other downloads needed, along with any accessories to get you set up and ready to start your research project.

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DRIVING THE FUTURE OF SPORTS SCIENCE & BIOMECHANICS TO OPTIMIZE HUMAN MOVEMENT

Together our technologies connect scientists, practitioners, athletes and patients, irrespective of location, enabling human movement to be measured, monitored and optimized in real time, in the lab and in the field.

“Many movements made at high speed or involving the highest peak forces, such as changes of direction, sudden decelerations, landing and even sprinting, can lead to sensor clipping and loss of data. Having high g capability with the new sensor allows us to quantify and thereby gain a better understanding of these movements, improving insight into the preparation required for our athletes.”

Andrew Gray
High Performance Manager, Cronulla Sharks

“We are investigating the suitability of Vicon’s next generation sensors for a range of sports applications from cricket illegal action detection to injury prevention in junior cricket fast bowlers, specifically for monitoring shoulder, trunk and pelvis rotations. We are also evaluating how sports like AFL and soccer might adopt and use this higher specification sensor. What we have seen so far is very exciting.”

Jacqueline Alderson
Assistant Professor, University of Western Australia

“I believe that real time feedback must become the new normal as human sensor technology continues to evolve. Being able to understand performance as it happens, and subsequently make changes throughout a session if required, significantly upgrades our ability to care for our athletes.”

Andrew Gray
High Performance Manager, Cronulla Sharks

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Measurement and assessment of play helps athletes and teams improve performance, and is a growing trend in sports of all kinds, from elite to grassroots. There are a number of ways users can benefit from the edge that using Vicon technology in the field gives – especially when margins are closer and milliseconds matter when aiming for first place…

  • Set clear goals and measure success with objective data
  • Better engagement in training from athletes delivers better results
  • Reduce guesswork, reduce risk
  • Base rehabilitation on progress criteria and milestones, not time
  • Increasing athlete/player availability for games drives team success
  • Precise application of practical “in the wild” data
  • Accurate, consistent, reliable data in real-time and over time charts performance improvements
  • Players benefit from uniquely personalised training regimes
  • Coaches have the ability to react in real-time to what’s working or not
  • Science and data enhance intuition

IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE IN BIOMECHANICS

Vicon knows biomechanics inside and out – we help drive a better understanding of the human body’s movement and how to diagnose and repair it through the research of our customers combined with the knowledge of the Vicon team.

Now our inertial technology makes it possible to integrate the most accurate, real-life data from “in the wild” into the lab for further study, bringing a new depth to biomechanics research.

Ultimately, the Vicon ecosystem fuses optical and inertial technologies to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts to reap huge academic benefits.

This is why Vicon systems are the most clinically validated – more than four times that of any other manufacturer.

  • Start your analysis in the field with Blue Trident sensors and the Vicon Capture.U app
  • Begin analysing performance straight away, even in the pool
  • Export your data for further analysis in the lab later
  • You can also combine both inertial and optical motion capture simultaneously in your lab for the most comprehensive picture

NEXT GENERATION SENSING TECHNOLOGY

“Marking the two year anniversary of the acquisition of IMeasureU, Blue Trident — together with Capture.U, Nexus 2.10 and IMU Step — is the outcome of that collaboration, combining everything we’ve learnt through our research and listening to our customers. Through our shared experience we are in a unique position to offer the best possible ecosystem to track, analyze and optimize human movement for athletes and teams — from grassroots to elite — and the sports scientists, practitioners, clinicians and biomechanists that support them.”

Imogen Moorhouse

CEO, Vicon

IMU purchase 2017

PUTTING THE TECHNOLOGY THROUGH ITS PACES

The uses of our system is entirely in your hands; watch how one of our customers at the University of Western Australia is using our technology in sports.

Combine optical and inertial motion capture to look at cricket spin bowling, identifying illegal throws and the finer points of technique for performance improvement.

When it comes to football, both motion capture technologies can be used to explore and improve performance, and identify progress over time.

Watch cricket fast bowling in slow motion, as our integrated system can be used to detect illegal throws and help predict the risk of future injury.

Australian rules football kicking really puts our system to the test, demonstrating how it can be used to measure the very highest range of the human body’s potential.

SYSTEM COMPONENTS

INERTIAL
App
SOFTWARE
OTHER SOLUTIONS
FLAGSHIP CAMERA
OTHER CAMERA
ACCESSORIES

BLUE TRIDENT

The next generation of our market-leading IMU, Blue Trident is a lightweight, easy to use, flexible and reliable inertial sensor. From elite to grassroots sports, the improved, form-fitting device can capture the highest load activities and provide immediate real-time analysis in the field.

Capture up to 200g with this dual-sensor inertial device and you immediately have access to data encompassing the peaks of the body’s performance, to measure activity, analyse improvements and chart recovery.

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BLUE TRIDENT

Vicon Capture.U

A free iOS mobile app for Blue Trident users. Connect multiple sensors to provide real-time overlay of data on video, or use one of the built-in “capture modes” to provide precise human movement insights faster in the field. Data can be recorded in three capture modes with personalized benchmarks set by the user.

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Vicon Capture.U

NEXUS

Integrate inertial into the  optical world.

With hard sync, Nexus 2.10 accesses the full sensor capability for highly accurate synchronization of inertial data with the precise tracking data from Vicon’s optical cameras. Within Nexus 2.10, Blue Trident will offer quaternions, allowing researchers to add inertial data on joint impacts and limb movement, to further develop the scope of their research.

You can find related utilities, models, sample data, scripts, and our reporting software – Polygon – under the DOWNLOADS page.

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NEXUS

IMU STEP

Cumulative bone loading and symmetry for elite sports.

Blue Trident works with IMeasureU’s updated IMU Step software to measure the musculoskeletal impact of each limb through every step taken and calculate cumulative bone loading and stride symmetry. Using these metrics athletes and trainers can better monitor and manage lower limb load in the field, reduce return-to-running risk, increase athlete availability and improve performance.

IMeasureU is wholly owned by Vicon so you can be sure the entire system has been designed to work in harmony.

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IMU STEP

VANTAGE

Our cutting-edge camera, Vicon Vantage, will transform the way you think about motion capture. With its advanced technology, intelligent controls and intuitive design, it puts the power to capture in your hands.

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VANTAGE

VERO

Vero combines market-leading resolution and speed at an unrivalled price point. Like its bigger brother, Vantage, Vero has on-board sensors that monitor camera position and temperature to ensure optimal performance at all times.

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VERO

MARKERS, SUITS AND TAPE

Find all the accessories you need for your application here, ready to buy online: a range of suits, markers to attach to them, and tape to affix the markers if putting them directly on the body.

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MARKERS, SUITS AND TAPE

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FREE SUPPORT FOR LIFE

Support is a large part of the Vicon offering and it’s something we’re very proud of. Not only do new customers receive a one year warranty on their hardware, but all of our customers benefit from unlimited phone, email and web technical support for the life of their system.

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