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.

About Xsens


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 a Fairchild Semiconductor company, an industry icon delivering power solutions for the mobile, industrial, cloud, automotive, lighting, and computing industries. Xsens has offices in Enschede, the Netherlands and Los Angeles, California.

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.

Business Segments

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

Working at Xsens

Xsens is a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products for professional applications based upon miniature MEMS inertial sensor technology. Xsens sells to customers all over the world in a wide range of markets such as robotics, marine industry, unmanned aerial vehicles, computer graphics industry, 3D animation, virtual reality and sports & health science. Xsens is headquartered in Enschede, The Netherlands and has a subsidiary, Xsens North America Inc. in Los Angeles, California, US.

Xsens offers 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 multi-cultural environment.

Current vacancies:

Business Developer – Human Motion Measurement
Sales Manager (Asia)
Online Marketing Specialist

Working at XsensOur colleagues about Xsens:
“I really enjoy working at Xsens because of its innovative character, the dynamic environment and my colleagues.”
Arun Vydhyanathan, Lead Engineer

“I enjoy giving workshops and training at the universities all around the world. Tell the students what we do, what we make and how we use it.”
Giovanni Nolli, Product Specialist

More at the Twente Get Connected site.


Still a student or just graduated?

For highly motivated and talented students or graduates, Xsens regularly has possibilities in the field of research, software development and engineering. When you are interested in working for Xsens in one of these fields, you are encouraged to send your resume to [email protected].


Management Team

Ferry WillemsFerry Willems, General Manager and CFO

Ferry Willems is responsible for finance, business operations, HR and IT of the company. Prior to joining Xsens in March 2009, Ferry Willems was controller and director at The Nut Company, the market leader in nuts. In total he has more than 15 years of experience in financial management roles in international operating companies in various industries, including biotechnology, care, food and high-tech. Ferry Willems holds a MSc degree in Business Economics from the University of Tilburg.

Per SlyckePer Slycke, CTO

Per Slycke is responsible for the overall leadership and strategy of Xsens, with a focus on new technology development, product development and product marketing. Per co-founded Xsens in 2000. He has more than 15 years’ experience in MEMS inertial sensor system design, sensor fusion, and related applications and is co-author of several publications and patents on these topics. Per holds a MSc degree in Physics from the University of Twente.

Jeroen WeijtsJeroen Weijts, Operations Manager

Jeroen Weijts is responsible for Xsens’ operations and facilities. Together with his team, he aligns product supply, quality and services with customer demand, customer expectations and Xsens business goals. Prior to joining Xsens in January 2008, Jeroen Weijts 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 Weijts holds a MSc degree in International Transport and Logistics from the University of Cardiff, Wales, UK.


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

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


MEMS Industry Group (MIG)

The MEMS Industry Group® (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across global markets.


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).


Mathworks Connections Program

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists.

King Willem I awardAwards

Over the years, Xsens has received several awards and prizes and we hope to add many 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
Deloitte Fast 50
High Growth Award
Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast500
King Willem I Award
Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast500
Overijssel Innovation Award 2007


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