Motion capture has been used in engineering applications since the late 1980s and Vicon has been a partner to this industry from the beginning.
We have been working with the leading providers to the engineering industry over many years to ensure your end-to-end solution is as seamless and efficient as it can be. Whether you're tracking fast moving UAVs, evaluating product designs for manufacturing projects or analyzing the movement of lifesize buildings within the world's largest earthquake simulator, you can be confident we have a Vicon system that will fit your needs and your budget.
But don't take our word for it. Select a case study from the right to find out what your peers have to say about using their Vicon system.
Why Choose Vicon?
POSITIONAL & ANGULAR PRECISION
Precise tracking is key for providing a ground truth for robot localization experiments. A Vicon system provides the highest order of positional and angular precision by optimally selecting and fusing all available data.
CUSTOM BUILT INNOVATION
Not only does Vicon have a long history of developing cameras, imaging sensors, lenses and on-board camera processing, but also, in 2013 Vicon launched Apex, a custom built interaction device for virtual environments.
Vicon optical tracking outclasses electromagnetic, inertial and ultrasonic technologies in speed, latency and precision, yet is the simplest to set up and calibrate. Optical technology provides interference free performance and is not susceptible to motion errors which affect other types of systems.
SET IT AND FORGET IT
Vicon solutions don't require hours of setup, careful handling or weeks of training courses. You just set up the cameras, turn it on and calibrate in less than 30 seconds. The system automatically starts tracking the second you turn it on. Vicon cameras look after themselves, so you can look after the reason why you wanted tracking in the first place.
SUPER LOW LATENCY
With a typical data delay of less than 10ms, Vicon systems deliver a low latency solution, paramount for robot tracking hardware in loop testing and immersive environments.
If you want 75x75 ft. volumes or spaces as tight as a vehicle cab or cockpit, you can have them. Need to capture outdoors? Regardless of environment, there is a Vicon system that can help.
LOW COST OPTIONS
With a wide range of cameras available and reliable tracking using only two cameras, a Vicon solution is more accessible than you might think and outclasses other systems with higher camera counts.
Vicon's Tracker software streams data into many 3rd party applications such as Dassault Systèmes, 3DVIA & VirTools, TrackD, Autodesk MotionBuilder and VRJuggler and with partners solutions into Unity, Dassault Systèmes Delmia and PTC Division Mockup. Tracker supports the Vicon DataStream, which allows Unicast TCP connections, Multicast UDP connections and VRPN. Everything works together - beautifully.
Boeing, Airbus, Ford, BMW, UPENN and NASA are just some of the users driving Vicon systems at the forefront of ground-breaking applications in ergonomics, engineering and research. Joining the Vicon family means being part of industry leading innovation, every day.
We believe in building strong partnerships with other vendors in the engineering market alongside our customers. This ensures we remain compatible as their technology advances whilst continuing to deliver seamless turnkey solutions to our customers.
Ergonomics and Human Factors
Need to undertake the 3D biomechanical assessment of human interaction with products, work spaces or living spaces? In use in a wide variety of ergonomic and human factor applications, Vicon systems can help with your motion measurement and analysis needs. Customers in this field include: BMW, Ford, John Deere, and University of Michigan - Transportation Research Institute.
Vicon provides the most accurate and true-to-life manipulation of graphics for animation or simulation. Vicon's low latency tracking eliminates the lag, inaccuracies, unpredictability and unresponsiveness of traditional magnetic or inertial technologies. Customers in this field include: Ford, Airbus, CLARTE, Virtual Engineering Centre, Exxon, and Oblong.
UAV and Robotics
Vicon is the premier solution for UAV and Robotic studies because we get what's important - low latency and highly accurate data. With our turnkey approach and easy access to our DataStream (via TCP, UDP, etc.) users can easily integrate accurate Vicon data into virtually any control system. Customers in this field include: UPENN Grasp Lab, NASA, ETH Zurich, Bristol Robotics Lab, and NRL.