Xsens and Manus partner to Deliver Next-Level Hand Motion Capture

Strengthening this partnership will make life easier for customers by offering a combined hand and body motion capture solution that can provide users with high quality and robust data – all in a single stream

 

Enschede, Netherlands – 5th May 2021: Xsens, the leading innovator in inertial motion tracking technology, and Manus, the developers of high-end finger tracking gloves for Motion Capture and VR, announce a strengthening of their partnership and dedication to providing a combined hand and body motion capture solution.

As part of this new and improved partnership, customers will now experience a combined hand and body motion capture solution that can provide users with high-quality data in a single stream. Customers will also be able to purchase the upgraded Xsens Gloves by Manus directly from Xsens, allowing for to create a complete hand and body motion capture solution.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Manus. The addition of the updated Xsens Gloves by Manus to our motion capture offering marks an important step in our collaboration,” said Rob Löring, Business Director at Xsens. “Manus are the industry leaders in finger tracking technology and we’re delighted to be incorporating their immense knowledge and robust system to take our performance capture solution to the next level.”

The new Xsens Gloves by Manus are now fully integrated into the wider Xsens motion capture ecosystem and also features an updated integration into Xsens’ MVN software, allowing users to deliver real-time finger data into their existing pipeline. Once paired, the motion capture data flows from Manus Core, the glove’s data-handling software, where it is directly picked up by Xsens’ MVN software. 

“We are delighted to be partnering with Xsens to deliver a combined approach to provide our customers with a total motion capture solution,” said Bart Loosman, CEO of Manus. "Use of the Xsens Gloves by Manus won’t require external plugins, but your data streams directly from Core into MVN. The key thing about this partnership is that both Manus and Xsens are dedicated to this integration. With the Xsens Gloves by Manus as an official part of the Xsens ecosystem, users can be confident that this integration will work seamlessly, now and in the future.”

The Xsens Gloves by Manus have the following features:

  • Precise Finger Tracking – Get detailed finger spread and overstretch measurements. The flex sensors measure 2 joints per finger, 9DoF tracking of individual fingers by sensor fusion with IMU’s, drift prevented with new auto-filters, and flex sensor reference points.
  • Fast and Accurate Calibration – Complete 3 hand poses in 45 seconds for total hand calibration. The user calibration profile is then saved to the glove for future use. 
  • Interchangeable Battery – Experience up to 5 hours of uninterrupted motion capture time. The Gloves also instantly reconnects after swapping the battery, eliminating recalibration downtime.
  • Washable Textile – Easy removal of the sensors from the glove textile to allow for washing and to keep your equipment clean. 

Xsens and Manus have been collaborating with one another since 2016 and have worked closely ever since to provide users with the best hand and full-body motion capture data. 

The Xsens Gloves by Manus cost €3,990 ($4,990) and additional textile(s) cost €250 ($299). 

To learn more about the new Xsens Gloves by Manus please visit our website.

 

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. 

 

About Manus

Manus was founded in 2014 and has since grown as the industry leader in data glove development. Since 2017 Manus has focused predominantly on developing innovative VR hardware and high-end finger tracking gloves for motion capture, and now includes a next-generation full-body IK system to their suite of quality products.