Press release
Press release

31st May 2018


Xsens announces a new update in its integration with Siemens' ergonomics analysis Jack™ software. Jack is part of Siemens' Tecnomatix® portfolio and the Process Simulate solution in the Tecnomatix® portfolio.

The updated integration between Xsens MVN Analyze and Siemens PLM Software’s Human Simulation software will enable even more flexible motion capture and world-class data collection outside of the lab and follows Xsens' statement to deliver 'lab quality data in field conditions'.

Integration enhancements

The new update sees numerous feature enhancements across both the Xsens and Siemens PLM Software portfolios, strengthening the overall power of these combined technologies:

  • Enhanced scaling model
    The ability to precisely match the Jack or Jill avatars to the human subject tracked with the Xsens application has been augmented. This results in a significant improvement in tracking accuracy and therefore deeper, more true-to-life research results.
  • Improved tracking accuracy
    Greatly improved tracking accuracy in the Xsens software makes for more portable and flexible in-field data acquisition than ever before.
  • A new way to review and edit data
    New enhancements to read motion capture data directly into the simulation environment, enabling users to easily review and edit the captured data, and use it to quickly build full simulations for further analysis.


Analyze Engine

This update comes alongside the ability to capture in any environment without regard for magnetic distortion, thanks to the Analyze Engine – Xsens' motion capture solution tailored to the ergonomics, human factors and workplace analysis industries. Data captured by the Analyze Engine is not affected by magnetic distortion in capture environments. This makes motion capture in manufacturing facilities more accessible than ever. Siemens PLM Software users can now capture task analysis of real humans in a more diverse range of authentic workspace environments with greater anthropometric accuracy.

Hein Beute, Xsens:Our partnership with Siemens PLM Software means we can offer our customers one of the most open digital manufacturing solutions available today. Users can now access best-in-class data accuracy and performance in industrial environments. Ergonomists and engineers can enter a new world of ergonomics analysis. They can access features in the field that were previously restricted to the laboratory, enabling major developments in workplace health, safety, and efficiency.”

Human Simulation Software from Siemens PLM Software

Using biomechanically accurate digital human models, Siemens PLM Software users can analyze workplace environments with virtual avatars driven by data captured via MVN Analyze and Xsens MVN systems. Tecnomatix users are looking for ways to increase the speed of simulation creation, the ease of set up, portability, and lack of magnetic interference, the Xsens system is a prime supporting technology towards this goal.

Ergonomics and Human factors

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