Motion capture technology specialist Vicon today announced unprecedented demand for its new flagship camera, Vantage. Since its launch in June 2015, Vicon has sold dozens of Vantage systems to customers in the engineering, entertainment and life science industries.

Customers that have recently adopted Vantage include Baylor University (engineering and computer science), Drexel University (media arts and design), Georgia Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University (textile and apparel, technology and management),Texas A&M University (mechanical engineering), and University of Minnesota (distributed robotics).

Drexel University worked with an early version of Vicon Vantage in the US. “It was a great opportunity for us and was very exciting and rewarding for our students,” said Nick Jushchyshyn, Program Director of Animation and Visual Effects at Drexel University. “We saw a dramatic improvement in detail, accuracy and speed when we installed our Vantage cameras. We primarily use them on the entertainment side, for game development and animation, but we’ve also put them to use on the life science side with biomechanics and other sciences.”

Vicon has also experienced strong demand for Vantage for sports, health and medical applications from customers including Barry University (sport and exercise science), Marquette University (speech pathology and audiology) , Northwestern University (physiology) , University of Alabama at Birmingham (physical therapy), University of Nebraska Medical Center (genetics and rehabilitation) , University of Nevada Las Vegas (kinesiology) , University of Regina (kinesiology and health studies),and Washington University School of Medicine (physical therapy).

The University of Regina recently added Vantage (V5) cameras to their six-camera Vicon motion capture system and upgraded their data capture software to Nexus 2. Paul Bruno, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the university said: “The increased resolution of the Vantage cameras and features of the Nexus 2 software have dramatically improved the accuracy and efficiency of our data collection and data analysis protocols using biomechanical models. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Vicon for many years and incorporating future Vicon advancements into our research at the University of Regina."

Vicon Vantage has been intelligently designed to work cohesively with each of its components to provide up-to-the-minute information to the system operator. It continuously monitors its performance with a host of sensors, giving the user visual feedback through the on-board camera display, in the software and on Vicon’s new tablet application, Control.This gives users the opportunity to make adjustments on the fly, ensuring a ‘right first time’ approach.

With Vicon’s Control app, operators can remotely change camera settings, calibrate, and start and stop capture, turning what was traditionally a multiple crew setup into a one-person job. By implementing touch sensitive commands, Vantage cameras can simply be selected and monitored in the Control app in real time – giving users a highly efficient and flexible system.

“We’ve been delighted by the demand for Vantage from both new and existing customers across all industry sectors. One of the primary goals of the Vantage range was to broaden the appeal and accessibility of motion capture,” said Imogen Moorhouse, CEO at Vicon.