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POLYGON

All-in-one customizable reporting tool for data and video

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Reporting and presentation tools to communicate and share your data professionally

Vicon Polygon offers you reporting and presentation tools to communicate and share your data professionally. Polygon gives you the tools to communicate what matters most.

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Create and customise all your data in one application

Polygon’s easy to use interface and intuitive tool ribbons make it simple to review and edit your data in 3D, as a graph or as a table. Create a hyperlink to save your layout, which can then be restored on screen at any time.

Communicate what's important

Polygon allows you to view native video overlay in the 3D workspace, customize your key stats table, review and annotate quickly with data tags, and create graphs and visuals that represent your data clearly.

Present and share with confidence

Polygon can automatically export your on-screen data to six different formats including a self-contained report with its own Polygon Viewer. This allows you to access, customize and share your on-screen data with others in a way that fits your needs.

Fully integrated with nexus and bodybuilder

Vicon Polygon is fully integrated with Vicon Nexus and Vicon BodyBuilder through Eclipse data management which provides a standard user interface for data organization and access. Immediately view and access a hierarchy of all data files and reports.

Muscle modeling module

Visualize models, link muscle colors to EMG activity and plot key variables such as muscle lengths, moments and moment arms.

The most advanced tool for biofeedback visualization in real-time.

It can normalize the graphical data for repetitive movements so that the current movement cycle can be overlaid with historical data. Ideal for training, since you can suggest actual changes in the subject’s movement patterns and immediately view the results.

Movie and multimedia

Pan and zoom in the movie pane to focus in on, and hyperlink to, important findings that are occurring in a reference video. Calibrated reference video can be automatically imported along with trial data when captured simultaneously.

Display and compare multiple subjects

This powerful feature allows you to directly compare the movement patterns of a subject pre- and post- intervention or to compare the techniques of an expert and a novice athlete, side by side and fully synchronized.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

SPECIFICATION

DOCUMENTATION

DOWNLOADS

FAQS

What is the minimum PC specification to run Vicon Polygon?

Polygon 4 has introduced new visual improvements aimed at making your reports look more visually realistic. This means that the PC recommended for a report building machine is slightly higher than what was required for Polygon version 3.

Vicon recommends a PC with minimum spec of:

  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz or better
  • Graphics: Discrete NVidia card with 256Mb or better. The graphics card must fully support Open GL
  • RAM: 2Gb (4Gb preferred)
  • Recommended and fully supported – Windows 10 (64bit) — with .NET Framework 4.5 and above.

The new updated visuals within Polygon 4 means that having an up to date graphic card driver are essential. Please ensure that you update your graphics driver to the most currently available driver offered by your graphics card manufacture.

Polygon Viewer on Laptops with and Integrated Intel Graphics Chip

Some onboard Intel based graphics chips do not fully support all aspects of Open GL required for viewing Polygon 4 reports. These graphic chips are not discrete video card solutions.

What operating system (OS) can I use with my Vicon Software?

Current release version Windows 10 Windows 7 Linux OSX
Shōgun 1.2.1 64 bit 64 bit* x x
Nexus 2.9.2 64 bit 64 bit* x x
Tracker 3.7.0 64 bit 64 bit* x x
Polygon 4.4.4 64 bit 64 bit* x x
CaraLive 1.3.0 64 bit 64 bit* x x
CaraPost 1.2.0 64 bit 64 bit* x x
Pegasus 1.2.1 64 bit 64 bit* x x
ProCalc 1.2.1 64 bit 64 bit* x x
ProEclipse 1.2.1 64 bit 64 bit* x x
DataStream SDK 1.8.0 64 bit 64 bit* 64 bit 10.11
Bodybuilder 3.6.4 64 bit 64 bit* x x

Please do note:

  1. Recommended and fully supported in Windows 10 (64bit) — with .NET Framework 4.5 and above
  2. * Although Vicon Software may install and function under other Microsoft Windows operating systems
    (Compatibility tested only Windows 7 (64bit) — with .NET Framework 4.5) , this is not officially supported or recommended by Vicon.
  3. For Legacy version please contact Vicon Support

How do I set up my network card?

1. Open the Network and Sharing Center and navigate to Change Adapter Settings. Vicon Vantage/Vero cameras are designated to one port.  For each Vue (or Bonita Video) camera connected, there will be additional network port used.

2. Right click on the proper port and go into the Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties window will open. Make sure only Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) is selected.

3. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and select Properties to assign the proper IP address.

a .Vantage/Vero cameras will have the following IP Address: 192.168.10.1 and Subnet Mask of: 255.255.255.0

b. The first VUE camera will have the following IP Address: 192.168.10.2 and Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0

c. Any additional VUE cameras the last IP value is incrementally increased by one. For example, the second VUE camera will be 192.168.10.3.

Select OK to close out of the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties.  And OK again to close out of the Local Area Connection Properties.  This will make sure all changes have been saved.

4. Feel free to rename the network port so it is easily identifiable. Such as ViconMX, VUE1 or VUE2

For further assistance please refer to the Configuring Ports section of the PCSetupforViconSystems.pdf found in Downloads > Documentation

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Polygon _4.4.4

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File Name: Polygon_4.4.4.116061h.zip

Vicon Polygon offers you reporting and presentation tools to communicate and share your data professionally. Polygon gives you the tools to communicate what matters most.

Polygon 4.4.4 is a patch release of Vicon Polygon 4 that addresses issues reported since the release of Polygon 4.4.3.

Addressed issues:

  • You can now add a segment which has already been added to the Workspace View.
  • Polygon now correctly cycles through Graph tab selections when holding down the right mouse button and repeatedly left-clicking.
  • When adding Data Tags to a Graph tab, Data Tag boxes do not now relocate onto another Graph tab.
  • 3D overlay from Show Objects now aligns correctly with video.
  • Reports created in earlier versions of Polygon now retain correct graph layout.
  • The Ignore Stdev option on an Analysis node is now retained and Stdevs are not printed.
  • Phase plot graphs now display correct scale and do not re-scale after using right-click > Replace Link in a Text pane.
  • When adding thumbnail plots with multiple gait cycles, if the Context – Display Mode is set to Side by side, all plots are now correctly displayed.
  • Load Subject Model button now becomes active as expected.
  • Within Trial Average now computes the average and standard deviation for each context.
  • Normalized Ground Reaction Forces are now displayed as % BW.
  • Importing trials with same name from different sessions into a template no longer causes issues.

Requirements

  • Polygon 4.x Safenet license
  • Recommended and fully supported – Windows 10 (64bit) — with .NET Framework 4.5 and above.

PC Recommendation

Polygon 4 has introduced new visual improvements aimed at making your reports look more visually realistic. This means that the PC recommended for a report building machine is slightly higher than what was required for Polygon version 3.

Vicon recommends a PC with minimum spec of:

  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz or better
  • Graphics: Discrete NVidia card with 256Mb or better. The graphics card must fully support Open GL
  • RAM: 2Gb (4Gb preferred)

The new updated visuals within Polygon 4 means that having an up to date graphic card driver are essential. Please ensure that you update your graphics driver to the most currently available driver offered by your graphics card manufacture.

Polygon Viewer on Laptops with an Integrated Intel Graphics Chip

Some onboard Intel based graphics chips do not fully support all aspects of Open GL required for viewing Polygon 4 reports. These graphic chips are not discrete video card solutions.

Polygon _4.4.2

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File Name: File Name: Polygon_4.4.2.112477h.zip

Vicon Polygon offers you reporting and presentation tools to communicate and share your data professionally. Polygon gives you the tools to communicate what matters most.

Polygon 4.4.2 is a patch release of Vicon Polygon 4 that addresses issues reported since the release of Polygon 4.4.1.

Addressed issues:

  • Resolved Export Report to Word behavior.
  • Changing context when using a Template will correctly contextualise.
  • Overlayed context mode will correctly display graphs.
  • Power plots display when using Templates.
  • Bottom labels are correctly displayed to all thumbnails.

Requirements

  • Polygon 4.x Safenet license
  • Recommended and fully supported – Windows 10 (64bit) — with .NET Framework 4.5 and above.

PC Recommendation

Polygon 4 has introduced new visual improvements aimed at making your reports look more visually realistic. This means that the PC recommended for a report building machine is slightly higher than what was required for Polygon version 3.

Vicon recommends a PC with minimum spec of:

  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz or better
  • Graphics: Discrete NVidia card with 256Mb or better. The graphics card must fully support Open GL
  • RAM: 2Gb (4Gb preferred)

The new updated visuals within Polygon 4 means that having an up to date graphic card driver are essential. Please ensure that you update your graphics driver to the most currently available driver offered by your graphics card manufacture.

Polygon Viewer on Laptops with an Integrated Intel Graphics Chip

Some onboard Intel based graphics chips do not fully support all aspects of Open GL required for viewing Polygon 4 reports. These graphic chips are not discrete video card solutions.

Polygon _4.4.1

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File Name: Polygon_4.4.1.111973h.zip

Vicon Polygon offers you reporting and presentation tools to communicate and share your data professionally. Polygon gives you the tools to communicate what matters most.

Polygon 4.4.1 is a patch release of Vicon Polygon 4 that addresses issues reported since the release of Polygon 4.4.

Issues Addressed:

  • Key Stats will display for the stance and the swing phase when calculating the average
  • Polygon Viewer will correctly open hyperlinks when an exported report is saved in a non-ASCII characters folder
  • The 3D workspace Export to AVI function operates correctly
  • Remove Traces function behaves correctly when large numbers of data views are defined

Requirements

  • Polygon 4.x Safenet license
  • Recommended and fully supported – Windows 10 (64bit) — with .NET Framework 4.5 and above.

PC Recommendation

Polygon 4 has introduced new visual improvements aimed at making your reports look more visually realistic. This means that the PC recommended for a report building machine is slightly higher than what was required for Polygon version 3.

Vicon recommends a PC with minimum spec of:

  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz or better
  • Graphics: Discrete NVidia card with 256Mb or better. The graphics card must fully support Open GL
  • RAM: 2Gb (4Gb preferred)

The new updated visuals within Polygon 4 means that having an up to date graphic card driver are essential. Please ensure that you update your graphics driver to the most currently available driver offered by your graphics card manufacture.

Polygon Viewer on Laptops with an Integrated Intel Graphics Chip

Some onboard Intel based graphics chips do not fully support all aspects of Open GL required for viewing Polygon 4 reports. These graphic chips are not discrete video card solutions.

Polygon _4.4.0

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File Name: Polygon_4.4.0.106466h_x86.zip

Vicon Polygon offers you reporting and presentation tools to communicate and share your data professionally. Polygon gives you the tools to communicate what matters most.

Polygon 4.4 is a patch release of Vicon Polygon 4 that adds new functionality and also addresses issues reported since the release of Polygon 4.3.

Polygon 4.4 New Features

  1. Polygon can read and display information stored in the Analysis section of a C3D file. This is includes parameter written from Vicon ProCalc.

Issues Addressed:

  • Fixed an issue where missing key stats could prevent switching a graph between thumbnail and tab view
  • Resolved an issue where multiple traces in a graph could prevent switching a graph between thumbnail and tab view
  • The Timebar now displays events for the currently selected trace
  • New graphs now properly respect the “Automatically Normalize New Graphs” option
  • Improved loading speeds of large template files

Requirements

  • Polygon 4.x Safenet license
  • Recommended and fully supported – Windows 10 (64bit) — with .NET Framework 4.5 and above.

PC Recommendation

Polygon 4 has introduced new visual improvements aimed at making your reports look more visually realistic. This means that the PC recommended for a report building machine is slightly higher than what was required for Polygon version 3.

Vicon recommends a PC with minimum spec of:

  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz or better
  • Graphics: Discrete NVidia card with 256Mb or better. The graphics card must fully support Open GL
  • RAM: 2Gb (4Gb preferred)

The new updated visuals within Polygon 4 means that having an up to date graphic card driver are essential. Please ensure that you update your graphics driver to the most currently available driver offered by your graphics card manufacture.

Polygon Viewer on Laptops with an Integrated Intel Graphics Chip

Some onboard Intel based graphics chips do not fully support all aspects of Open GL required for viewing Polygon 4 reports. These graphic chips are not discrete video card solutions.

Polygon _4.3.3

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File Name: Polygon_4.3.3.101431h_x86.zip

Following the release of Polygon 4.3.2 an issue was reported that prevented the import of some legacy movie file types. This update for Polygon corrects that issue.

Requirements

A Polygon 4.x license

Window 10 recommended

PC Recommendation

Polygon 4 has introduced new visual improvements aimed at making your reports look more visually realistic. This means that the PC recommended for a report building machine is slightly higher than what was required for Polygon version 3.

Vicon recommends a PC with minimum spec of:

  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz or better
  • Graphics: Discrete NVidia card with 256Mb or better. The graphics card must fully support Open GL
  • RAM: 2Gb (4Gb preferred)

The new updated visuals within Polygon 4 means that having an up to date graphic card driver are essential. Please ensure that you update your graphics driver to the most currently available driver offered by your graphics card manufacture.

Polygon Viewer on Laptops with an Integrated Intel Graphics Chip

Some onboard Intel based graphics chips do not fully support all aspects of Open GL required for viewing Polygon 4 reports. These graphic chips are not discrete video card solutions.

Polygon _4.3.2

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File Name: Polygon_4.3.2.100700h_x86.zip

Polygon 4.3.2 is a patch release for Vicon Polygon. This update improves the behavior of some existing features and addresses a series of issues reported following the release of Polygon 4.3.1.

Features or Feature Updates:

  1. PDF files can now be correctly imported into a report.
  2. Adding a PGemg bar no longer affects the view of existing gait cycles.
  3. C3D files can now be loaded without their associated video files being imported.
  4. The timebar only refreshes after you select a different trial in the data bar.
  5. Video overlay is now correctly displayed in Workspace view.
  6. The COM marker is now displayed correctly in Workspace view.
  7. Placeholder comments are now correctly removed when a trial is updated/refreshed.
  8. Updating or refreshing a trial now updates the model outputs.
  9. Special characters (example: é) in a subject name no longer prevent a trial from loading.
  10. Butterfly diagram no longer appears to ‘float’ above FP visually.
  11. Force vectors for AMTI plates arranged in a “stair” configuration are now displayed correctly.
  12. Adding graphs while in thumbnail view no longer results in a crash.
  13. Double-clicking to move between single graph and thumbnail graph view now works reliably.
  14. The Average Trace button now toggles correctly when groups of traces are added to a graph.
  15. Extra spaces are no longer added to a report when links are set to Do Not Export.
  16. When a template is saved in a new location, you no longer need to close and reopen Polygon.
  17. Exporting to Word no longer results in a crash.
  18. Polygon no longer shows incorrect context(s) when loading a c3d that contains non-standard contexts.
  19. Events updated in Nexus are now correctly updated in Polygon when the trial is refreshed.

Requirements

A Polygon 4.x license

Window 10 recommended

Polygon _4.3.1

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File Name: Polygon_4.3.1.94913h_x86.zip

Polygon 4.3.1 is a patch release for Vicon Polygon. This update adds a number of new features, updates the behavior of some existing features and addresses a series of issues reported following the release of Polygon 4.3

Features or Feature Updates:

  1. Trial name for the currently selected trial is visible on the timebar
  2. A video file title is now displayed at the top of the video pane
  3. Trace line thickness can now be customized in the Normalization Scheme settings
  4. Context Appearance is now automatically Disable when a new trace colour is selected
  5. The data bar area can now be resized

Highlighted Addressed Issues: • The way videos file are loaded into memory has been improved to remove a limit on the number of videos that could be loaded • Having a segment trace displayed when closing Polygon no longer results in a crash • The trace thickness attribute now works correctly for average traces • Context color attribute no longer overrides a custom trace colour • Using the ProEclipse name search box inside Polygon now allows the use of a space in a name • Ctrl-C on graphs with only one context no longer causes error • Playback buttons were previously not available until you graph a variable i.e kinematic • Video devices captured with 90 degree rotations now retain calibrated overlay when you Show Object

Requirements

A Polygon 4.x license

Window 7 recommended The Polygon installer will now allow installation on Window 10

Polygon _3.5.2

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File Name: Polygon_3.5.2_65151_x86.zip

Vicon Polygon is a report writing tool designed expressly for Life Sciences applications.

Clinical and research laboratories, sports performance centers, universities, and other institutions can take advantage of the user-friendly interface to create data reports and data report templates.

Highlighted issue addressed:

• Polygon 3.5.2 corrects the issue of Polygon’s inability to automatically import video/movie file exported from the most recent versions of Vicon Nexus. This issue is due to a new naming convention that added a date and time stamp to these movie files (AVIs).

Requirements

Polygon major version 3 license (HASP dongle).

FAQs

Where can I find the latest Software documentation?

You can find the latest documentation for all current versions of software at here:

DOCUMENTATION HOME

Vicon Core Software will also install documentation/help guide when you install the software.

Once installed, launch the software and select Help > View Installed Help

The following software will install Help:

Nexus 2, Shōgun, Tracker 3, Blade 3, Pegasus, CaraLive, CaraPost, Polygon 4

How does Polygon display Plug-in Gait Lower Body Force and Moments?

The Forces calculated by Plug-in Gait and displayed by Polygon are in the local co-ordinate frame of the distal segment in the hierarchical Kinetic Chain. This means that the Ankle joint forces are recorded in the foot segment axis system. Therefore Ground Reaction force Z will look similar to Ankle Force X, Ground Reaction Force Y will look similar to Ankle Force Z and Ground Reaction Force X will look similar to Ankle Force Y.

For the tibia this will change as the axis orientation now changes. Z force is therefore compression or tension at the joint, Y force is mediolateral forces at the joint while X force is Anteroposterior forces at the joint.

The positive force acts in the positive direction of the axis in the distal segment on which it acts and a negative force acts in the negative direction along the axis.

In Plug-in Gait we use an external moment and force description. That means that a negative force is compression and a positive force, tension, for the Z axis. A positive force for the right side is medial and negative lateral for the Y axis and a positive force is anterior and negative posterior for the X axis.

How does Polygon store reports? Are whole folders required?

The report uses a whole folder because there are potentially quite a few files that are associated with a single report. For example, there is one Rich Text Format file per text pane, one data file, one report file, any number of movie (*.avi) files, marker set files (*.mkr) and so on.

To avoid the files being spread around and to keep everything nicely in one place, Polygon copies everything to the report folder. This means that you could end up with more than one copy of your movie files, for example, which may seem unnecessary to you. However, in this day and age when hard disk storage comes in dozens of gigabytes and is cheaper than ever before, the decision was made to copy all the files to keep the report tidy rather than to try and optimize for storage.

What does the EMG envelope algorithm in Polygon do?

The envelope algorithm in Polygon is intended to produce a curve which gives an idea of the shape of the underlying raw EMG. It is based on a running average algorithm, but has been modified to give better response to the peaks in the raw EMG data (a simple running average will produce an envelope curve which fits nowhere near the peaks of the raw data).

The envelope algorithm takes a single parameter which is the width of the envelope as it passes through the raw data. What this means is that if you have entered, say, 10 ms for the envelope width parameter, any given sample in the time series will be affected by the sample within a 10ms envelope either side of it. If this sounds too technical suffice to say that the lower the value the more “tight fitting” the envelope will be.

Furthermore, increasing the value will “smooth” the curve. There’s no way to determine a “perfect” value, so the best strategy is to experiment a bit – try to overlay the enveloped EMG using different parameter values (for example 10,20,30,40 and 50) and the raw EMG to get an idea of what the algorithm produces given different parameter values.

The default value is 25

How do I create a New Polygon Report?

You can create a new Polygon Report as a blank report or as a report based on a template. There are several ways to create a new blank report:

Create a Report from Data Management (Eclipse)

On the Home ribbon, click the Data Manager Button or press F2.

In the Data Manager, double-click the trial you want to add to the report.

Click the New Report button on the toolbar. A new report is added below the trial you selected.

Type a name for the report.

Double-click the report and click No when asked if you want to base the report on a template. A blank report is created.

Import data into the report.

Create a Report from within Polygon

On the Home ribbon, click the down arrow on the New button.

Or

From the Quick Access Bar above the Ribbon, click the down arrow on the New button.

Select Blank from the drop-down menu.

In the New Report dialog, browse to the location where you want to save the report.

In Report Name, enter a name for the report. Then click OK.

If you are creating the report in a new directory, click Yes to the prompt, Directory not found. Create? A blank report is created.

Creating a Report from a Template

Note: You will require a Polygon Template (.tpl file) available.

Use one of the above mentioned methods to create a blank report (when using the New button select template from the drop-down menu).

When asked if you want to base the report on a template click Yes.

In the window that opens, browse to the location of the template you want to use.

How do I activate a hyperlink in Polygon 4 to Export to Word?

To activate a hyperlink in Polygon:
1. Right Click on the Hyperlink.
2. Select Export Options
3. A pop-up window, Hyperlink Export Options, will appear.
4. In the Top Left hand corner of the Pop-up Window will be a small Tick Box labelled Export this Hyperlink, ensure that this Box is ticked to enable the export of the Link to Word.

What is the minimum PC specification to run Polygon 4?

Polygon 4 has introduced new visual improvements aimed at making your reports look more visually realistic. This means that the PC recommended for a report building machine is slightly higher than what was required for Polygon version 3.

Vicon recommends a PC with minimum spec of:

  • CPU: Dual Core 2GHz or better
  • Graphics: Discrete NVidia card with 256Mb or better. The graphics card must fully support Open GL
  • RAM: 2Gb (4Gb preferred)
  • Recommended and fully supported – Windows 10 (64bit) — with .NET Framework 4.5 and above.

The new updated visuals within Polygon 4 means that having an up to date graphic card driver are essential. Please ensure that you update your graphics driver to the most currently available driver offered by your graphics card manufacture.

Polygon Viewer on Laptops with and Integrated Intel Graphics Chip

Some onboard Intel based graphics chips do not fully support all aspects of Open GL required for viewing Polygon 4 reports. These graphic chips are not discrete video card solutions.

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