Xsens MVN Analyze 2020 Advances Sports Science And Research For Human Motion

We are proud to present the release of Xsens MVN Analyze 2020 – a major update to its complete motion capture system which adds next-level accuracy and improved usability for sports science, biomechanics, ergonomics and human motion research. Our MVN Analyze 2020 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.

  • 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.


Hear from the experts

Rob Löring, Business Director 3D Body Motion at Xsens, proudly 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.”  

Moreover, we have a variety of notable customers around the World already harnessing MVN Analyze, such as  professional WorldTour cycling organisation- Team Sunweb, global car manufacturer- Ford, leading robotics research Facility- IIT (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia), and many more. We are confident that more customers will use our MVN Analyze 2020 for their projects due to outstanding new possibilities and features that our MVN Analyze 2020 can bring. 

Webinar: Innovating sports and ergonomics with Xsens

We are going to organize three webinars to cover all time zones on November 24th and December 10th. We will demonstrate in-depth insights on MVN Analyze 2020 release.
Feel free to register here.  


Most features are available in the current MVN Analyze version. The EMG integration and MATLAB streaming will be available mid December.

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Xsens MVN Analyze is optimized for use in research, sports science, ergonomics and rehabilitation. Delivering validated data in heavily magnetically distorted environments. Please let us know how we can help you and we will be in touch.
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