Press release
Press release

12th November 2020

Major release optimizes MVN 2020 Analyze with real-time workflows; now includes EMG and HTC VIVE compatibility 

Enschede, Netherlands, November 2020 Xsens, the leading innovator in 3D inertial motion tracking technology harnessed for research, ergonomics, and sports analysis, has today released MVN Analyze 2020 – a major update to its complete motion capture system which adds next-level accuracy and improved usability. MVN Analyze now offers native EMG data integration, providing efficiency for EMG users, real-time graphs, and one file output. This update adds the ability to live-stream Xsens data into MATLAB to allow for real-time visual feedback directly on-screen. Additionally, users now have access to precise positioning data from HTC VIVE for person and object positioning in any environment.  

Notable customers already harnessing MVN Analyze include professional global car manufacturer Ford; professional WorldTour cycling organisation, Team Sunweb; leading robotics research Facility IIT (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia) and many more.  

Introduction to MVN Analyze

Elite athletes in multiple sports tap into the power of MVN Analyze to measure their real-world performance and improve their technique. Watch Xsens MVN 2020

Rob Löring, Business Director 3D Body Motion at Xsens says, “The release of MVN Analyze 2020 is a landmark moment for both Xsens and inertial motion capture technology. The addition of HTC Vive support opens up new possibilities for working with MVN where the accurate 3D global position is required; for example, interaction with the environment or between 2 or more subjects. This is very applicable for, but not limited to ergonomics and sport science applications. At the same time, the real-time visualization and support for EMG data in MVN Analyze will make life easier for researchers in biomechanics, sports science, and rehabilitation.”

Nelis Koeken, Bike Fitting Expert from Team Sunweb adds: “Xsens MVN Analyze software has been an invaluable tool at our team. By recording cyclists on the bike, we’ve been able to quickly process precise, biomechanics, and kinematics data that was previously unattainable using lab environments. This data feeds directly into the enhancement of bike fitting, active performance training and athlete rehabilitation.”  

Live Stream MATLAB

Users can now live-stream Xsens data into MATLAB and build their own data analysis tool using live kinematics data.

EMG data fully integrated

Quickly see live EMG data in MVN Analyze. One output file which encapsulates full-body kinematics and EMG data is produced for ease. MVN Analyze supports industry-leading EMG manufacturers Delsys and Cometa.

Extended body dimensions

The updated body dimensions details added to MVN Analyze give users improved positioning accuracy, meaning researchers can attain more precise data.

Precise positioning for objects and persons in any environment

Embedded within the MVN Analyze engine, Xsens now tracks and processes the exact positioning of multiple persons with HTC VIVE. The same process can be applied to objects too. Once HTC VIVE trackers are attached to an object or prop – such as tools, boxes, or sporting equipment – the exact positioning and motion data can be tracked directly in relation to a subject in any environment.

Network Sync

Using Network Sync, users can easily control and sync third-party devices – such as EMG and Forceplate hardware – in MVN Analyze. Not only can users start, stop, and record with just one click, MVN Analyze automatically aligns file names throughout all devices.

 Remote On-Body Recording (rOBR)

Using rOBR it is now possible to track the body motion of an unlimited number of people, simultaneously and in any environment. With just one click you can track entire sports teams – the number of individuals recorded in a single space is now only limited by the number of suits you have available. Using the wireless data transfer and batch processing everything is processed more efficiently. See how we recorded an entire football team here.

See an overview of the new features and further information of MVN 2020, as well as download and purchase options, please go to the official MVN Analyze 2020 page


About Xsens

Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and products. Our sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in consumer electronics devices and professional applications such as Motion Capture, Motion Analysis, healthcare, sports and industrial applications.


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