Vicon Life Science
The Vicon Life Science community encompasses many applications, including research, clinical gait analysis, rehabilitation, neuroscience, sports performance and animal science.
The needs of the Life Science community drove the original development of motion capture technology and Vicon has been working with and supporting this community from the very beginning. Since the early 1980s, Vicon has worked with leading research centers, hospitals and private practices to make sure our systems deliver the precision and flexibility you demand from your system. From providing the first pioneering gait analysis systems, to developing the most advanced motion capture software today, Vicon has been supporting your community every step of the way.
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 or search 'Vicon' on Google Scholar to see an up-to-the-minute list of published research papers using Vicon technology.
Why Choose Vicon?
INDEPENDENTLY PROVEN, INDUSTRY LEADING ACCURACY
Vicon's dedication to innovation ensures that our systems are the most accurate on the market. From 1-16 megapixels, every Vicon optical camera captures highly detailed grayscale information, which helps the system define the center of each marker to sub millimeter accuracy. Beautiful, fully calibrated and synchronized HD video overlay is delivered in Nexus with Vicon's dynamic video calibration and the Active Wand. Every step of the way, quality, precision and repeatability is our focus.
BECOME PART OF THE COMMUNITY
Vicon systems are in widespread use among biomechanical researchers world-wide. This community has thrived, exchanging ideas, experiences and models for many years. As the largest supplier of optical motion measurement systems to universities, hospitals and other leading research institutions, new members to our community will immediately benefit from a widespread and knowledgeable user group.
CAPTURE IN ANY ENVIRONMENT
Vicon systems work where you do – whether that's in a lab, on a sports field or on a ski jump. Winter or summer, indoors or outdoors, we have a Vicon system for you.
From motion capture cameras to force plates, Vicon can supply everything you need for your integrated life sciences solution. Capture data from your analogue or digital devices and stream directly into Nexus. Save time and effort by sourcing your force plates and EMG systems directly through Vicon - we are resellers for all of the major component providers in the world.
SOFTWARE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Vicon gives you the ability to write your own tools using our SDKs. Streaming real time data into third-party or customized applications is straightforward - all the data is sent out using a simple network protocol.
FLEXIBLE AND EASY TO USE
Working with Vicon equipment doesn't require an engineering degree. From the cameras to the software, our systems are designed so you can focus on the results, not the technology.
Our life science software, Nexus, has a friendly user interface and straightforward analysis process. Just turn it on and away you go.
Many thousands of trials from all over the world have been captured and analyzed using a Vicon system over the past 30 years. The protocol is well understood, clearly documented and thoroughly researched. Check Google Scholar for an up-to-the minute list of the latest research papers.
Many applications, such as stroke retraining and sports performance analysis require real time feedback with minimum latency. Low latency is critical in these environments and helps to ascertain whether goals have been accomplished or to instantly see improvement in training techniques. Vicon systems allow you to obtain the 3D positions of the markers and integrate real time data from force plates and EMG.
Post capture analysis can be set up to be completely automated, from automatic marker labeling to automatic event detection (such as foot strikes). The system completes the prepared pipeline trial without you having to lift a finger. Quality assure your data set before the subject starts the next trial with minimal manual intervention.
QUALIFIED CUSTOMER SUPPORT
We believe our support engineers should have an intimate knowledge of the science, not just the technology. That's why our industry leading customer support team consists of engineers with a biomechanics background, including several PhDs. You can rely on Vicon for expert support.
CERTIFIED MEDICAL DEVICES
Vicon develop and manufacture the world’s only passive optical motion capture systems that are classed as Medical Devices, as certified by a notified body under ISO 13485. Vicon are also ISO 9001 compliant, indicating the adherence to strict procedures and guidelines, producing CE marked products, along with a Declaration of Conformity, that confirms the standards of the Medical Devices Directive are fulfilled.
Gait Analysis & Rehabilitation
From assessing clinical patients to capturing accurate research data, Vicon provides optical camera systems designed specifically to suit your needs in any gait analysis or rehabilitation environment.
Posture, Balance and Motor Control
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 a single part, including detailed hands, face, feet and spine.
A unique range of hardware and software to meet your research and education needs. Join the largest biomechanics community in the world.
The analysis of movement for sports performance enhancement or injury prevention, whether clinical, research or educational, requires a fully flexible motion measurement system capable of capturing motion in all environments with minimal set-up. Vicon solutions can be designed to meet the requirements of any sports performance application.
If you want to analyze the movement and behavior patterns of animals, Vicon has a versatile, robust and easy to use system for you. All types of animals - from horses to birds, fish to dogs, rodents to insects. Whether your goal is to understand animal biomechanics, to analyze behavior or simply to record positions, Vicon can provide the right solution.