Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in consumer electronics devices and professional applications such as 3D character animation, motion analysis, and industrial control & stabilization.
Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in applications such as industrial control and stabilization, health, sports and 3D character animation. Clients and partners include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal, Daimler, Autodesk, ABB, Siemens and various other leading institutes and companies throughout the world.
Xsens is part of mCube, the provider of the world’s smallest and lowest power MEMS motion sensors, key enablers for the Internet of Moving Things.
Xsens has offices in Enschede, Los Angeles, Bangalore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Experience in Motion Tracking
The company was founded in 2000 by Casper Peeters and Per Slycke, both University of Twente graduates. Inspired by the possibilities of tiny motion sensors for measurement of the performance of athletes, they specialized themselves in sensor technologies and sensor fusion algorithms. A company was born and Xsens quickly launched its first measurement unit which was used for human motion measurement and industrial applications. Now, after more than ten years of experience, Xsens is recognized for its motion tracking and motion capture products with best-in-class performance, outstanding quality and high ease-of-use.
Xsens focuses on three business segments:
Products and solutions are customized to cater the specific business needs for each of these segments.
Xsens, MVN, MotionGrid, MTi, MTi-G, MTx, MTw, Awinda and KiC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Xsens Technologies B.V. and/or its parent, subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the Netherlands, the USA and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Working at Xsens
Set your future in motion with Xsens
Xsens operates in many innovative markets and is always on the lookout for new businesses and technology opportunities. In the recent years we have built on technology for emerging markets such as Wearables, Drones, Virtual Reality, Autonomous Driving and Smart Farming.
Xsens is headquartered in the Netherlands, however our culture is diverse and international. We strive to find the best people for the job. Our technology is of global significance and we strongly believe knowledge can be found everywhere.
We offer careers with responsibility in an innovative, ambitious and international company. The Xsens team can be characterized as spontaneous and hardworking, with a passion for technology, in a multi-disciplinary and international environment. We believe in intrinsic motivation. If you are a respectful individual and a passionate professional, that’s all that matters.
We’d love to have you!
At Xsens we believe we have a social responsibility to contribute to the local community. That is why we have partnered with Enschede based Stichting Present to put this social engagement into practice. Stichting Present is Xsens’s bridge between colleagues who can offer assistance and the vulnerable that require assistance.
Boele de Bie, VP and General Manager
Boele de Bie is responsible for the overall leadership and strategy of Xsens, with a focus on people, business development, R&D and operations. Prior to joining Xsens in January 2018, Boele held several roles as CEO of start-ups and growth companies within Philips Consumer Electronics, mainly in Asia, and in several companies the Netherlands, primarily in emerging technology domains. In total he has more than 25 years of experience in general management, sales and product management in international operating companies primarily in high-tech products and systems. Boele de Bie holds a M.Sc. degree in Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from Indiana University, Kelley School of Management.
Chris-Jan Hoogsteen, Senior Director Sales & Marketing
Chris-Jan Hoogsteen is responsible for the overall sales & marketing activities of Xsens. Prior to joining Xsens in May 2018, Chris-Jan held several roles as CCO and Sales & Marketing Director in companies such as Unilever, Honeywell and MeteoGroup. He has over 15 years of international B2B leadership experience in over 20 countries, serving a wide range of sectors. Chris-Jan Hoogsteen holds a M.Sc. degree in Management Engineering from the University of Twente.
Igor Ikink, Director System Solutions
Igor Ikink is responsible for modules, lead engineering activities and the deliverables of the team for new products, including insourcing technology, as well for guiding the Strategy process and M&A activities. He joined Xsens in June 2019 from Qorvo where he headed product management, responsible for product strategy and market success of multiprotocol wireless SoCs for IoT applications. Igor has over 20 years of international experience in the fast-paced technology sector in various product and program management roles. He holds a M.Sc. in General Management from Nyenrode University, The Netherlands, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Enschede University of Applied Sciences.
Hein Beute, Director Product Management
Hein Beute is responsible for leading, managing and executing the product strategy and management activities for all Xsens product lines, and for market intelligence. He has more than 15 years of experience in technical and commercial roles in various high-tech industries. Hein holds a B.Sc. degree in Product Design from The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Arun Vydhyanathan, Director of Engineering Shanghai and Business Manager Bio-Motion Trackers
Arun Vydhyanathan is responsible for engineering activities and the deliverables of the engineering team for new products and new versions of existing products. Arun joined Xsens in March 2008, prior to this role, he has been a Lead Engineer and a Research Engineer involved in developing multi-sensor fusion algorithms and leading technical developments for the Xsens Inertial Sensor Modules product line. Arun holds a M.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University, USA.
Rob Löring, Senior Business Manager 3DBM
Rob Löring is responsible for worldwide business development, sales and support in the 3D Body Motion market segment. Together with his team in Enschede and Los Angeles, he is serving customers in the field of Human Motion Measurement and 3D Character Animation. Rob has more than 10 years of experience in commercial roles in the high-tech industry and holds a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente.
Meindert Zeeuw, Business Manager ISM
Meindert Zeeuw is responsible for worldwide business development, sales and support in the ISM market segment. Together with his team in Enschede, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, he is serving customers in the field of Inertial Sensor Modules. Meindert has more than 15 years of experience in commercial roles in the high-tech industry and holds a MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Twente.
Jeroen Weijts, Senior Operations Manager
Jeroen Weijts is responsible for Xsens’ supply operations and facilities. Together with his team, he aligns product supply, quality and services with customer demand. Prior to joining Xsens in January 2008, Jeroen was Business Manager at Moduslink, a global Supply Chain and Logistics service provider. In total, he has acquired more than 20 years of experience in Supply Chain and Business Management. Jeroen holds a M.Sc. degree in International Transport and Logistics from the University of Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Ingemar Methorst, Senior HR Manager
Ingemar Methorst is responsible for HR in all business units at Xsens. Her main objective is to attract, develop, motivate and retain Xsens’ employees within a supportive work environment. Prior to joining Xsens in August 2015, Ingemar built over 15 years of experience in HR, specializing in professional development and international mobility. Ingemar holds a M.Sc. degree in Educational Science and Technology from the University of Twente.
Mariët de Rijk, Senior Finance Controller
Mariët de Rijk is responsible for finance and controlling. Mariët has 10 years of experience in accounting and control and she holds a Bachelor degree in business economics and completed a study Post Bachelor Financial Control. Mariët joined Xsens in 2009.
Ernst-Jan Bakker, Director Engineering Enschede
Ernst-Jan Bakker is responsible for engineering activities and the deliverables of the engineering team for new products and new versions of existing products. Ernst-Jan joined Xsens in May 2019. He has more than 15 years of experience in management roles in product development for the high-tech industry. Ernst-Jan holds a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente.
Xsens is a leading developer and global supplier of 3D motion tracking products based upon miniature (MEMS) inertial sensor technology. To maintain high standards for Xsens products and services, Xsens has close partnerships in different fields.You can find an overview of all Xsens partners in this list:
Official Autodesk developer
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community.
Siemens Solution Partner
Siemens PLM Software’s digital brand Tecnomatix™, offers world class solutions covering the entire breadth of your product’s lifecylce helping companies quickly identify the best strategies for boosting productivity and lowering cost
Dassault Technology Partner
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.
Institute of Navigation (ION)
The Institute of Navigation is the world’s premier non-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT).
Vivelab is an ergonomic lab in the cloud for modeling objects, machines and human beings moving together in a virtual 3D space. Thanks to its massive anthropometric database and built-in analyses it precisely simulates, analyzes and validates human interactions with industrial and other environments. For more information, visit www.vivelab.cloud
International Ergonomics Association
Xsens has partnered with the international ergonomics association (IEA). The IEA represents 20,000 members across 54 societies around the globe, supporting activities that promote human factors/ergonomics and improve human performance while protecting the health, safety, and well-being of workers and users of products.
Over the years, Xsens has received several awards and prizes and we hope to add more in the future. We value the awards as recognition of our work and proudly present them to you.
In 2009, Xsens was listed one of the fastest growing technology firms in The Netherlands, for the fourth year in a row. In that same year, Xsens came second at the King Willem I Award. This prestigious prize is awarded biannually to companies that distinguish themselves in entrepreneurship.
Deloitte Fast 50
High Growth Innovation Award
High Growth Award
Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast500
King Willem I Award
Overijssel Innovation Award 2007
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