Welcome to a World in Motion

Vicon is the leading developer of motion capture products and services for the Life Science, Entertainment and Engineering industries. We have revolutionised the motion capture industry for 30 years, consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

From developing the first commercial motion capture systems in the early 1980s, to launching the most accurate real-time entertainment software in 2012 and the world's most intelligent camera platform in 2015, Vicon's innovation has been led by you.

We've won an Academy-Award, an Emmy and several Queen's Awards for Export & Innovation to name a few, but that's not what drives us – it's the needs of our customers in over 70 countries around the world and the amazing work they do with our technology.

You inspire our creativity. How can we inspire yours?


Vicon was established in Oxford, UK in 1984 as a management buy-out from the Oxford Instruments Group by the current Deputy Chairman, Julian Morris with some founding employees and private investors. The privately owned company flourished and grew from organically generated profits, establishing itself as a world leader in its core business of motion capture and analysis.

Then in 2001, Vicon's parent company Oxford Metrics Group (OMG) floated on the London Stock Exchange, making Vicon a subsidiary to a public limited company. The Group specialises in vision technology and shares many IP rights. To find out more about Vicon's sister companies, visit: www.omgplc.com/companies.

In 2004, Vicon acquired Peak Performance Technologies Inc, a motion capture company specialising in video acquisition and analysis. The combined Vicon-Peak business thrived and continues to operate under the same values it has held since its inception.

Our Mission

Everyone at Vicon, from our CEO to our in-house production team, works together to achieve one common goal – to develop precision tracking solutions that inspire your creativity. We strive to do this by:


If you have an idea, need to work a little differently or something has just been bugging you, we want to hear about it.

Telling the truth

We won't make claims we can't back up. If you ask us a question about our systems, we will always answer honestly.

Continuing to innovate

When you buy a Vicon system you become part of a community that has been constantly innovating for almost 30 years.

Learning from experience

You don't operate in an industry for three decades without learning a thing or two along the way. Being part of the Vicon community gives you access to not only our experience, but the experience of our users who have been with us since the very beginning.

Being flexible

Need to capture a specific movement but not sure how? Have limited space or budget? If you have a unique application or research project in mind, Vicon can work with you to find the perfect solution. Just ask.