Xsens MVN Analyze

Optimized for use in research, sports science, ergonomics and rehabilitation

Tags: 3D human kinematics | Movement Analysis | Gait Analysis

Xsens motion capture solution including the proprietary MVN Analyze software. MVN Analyze is a Full-body human measurement system based on inertial sensors, biomechanical models, and sensor fusion algorithms. Easy to use, short setup time and instant validated data output. The system can be used anywhere.

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  • Real-Time Kinematics. Validated.
  • Magnetic immune
  • Use anywhere
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Motion Capture Everywhere


Xsens motion capture can be used everywhere, in the lab, at the office and on the field.


Magnetic immune

Xsens is the only inertial motion capture provider with full magnetic immunity in all conditions.


Validated data

Xsens motion capture gives you validated data to ensure highest quality motion analysis.

MVN Analyze gives you Lab quality motion capture in field conditions.

Xsens tailored both hardware and software of the Xsens MVN systems to ensure real-time, reliable and accurate human motion analysis. Xsens’ tiny motion trackers are able to capture the smallest twitches to high dynamic movements on-body ensuring full 3D motion analysis. Dedicated signal pipelines take care of real-time and robust data connections. The proven MVN Analyze biomechanical model and sensor fusion algorithms ensure the highest quality motion analysis, even in challenging magnetically disturbed environments.

Xsens MVN Analyze Highlights

  • Full magnetic immunity
  • Validated motion capture data
  • Easy synchronization with third party systems
  • Instant 3D kinematic graphs
  • Use on the field, in the lab, at the desk, on the work floor, everywhere
  • Easy setup and calibration
  • Wearable and easy to get changed

NEW: Finger tracking

Xsens offers true full body performance capture using Manus VR finger tracking for MVN Link and MVN Awinda. We provide native support for Manus VR gloves directly into Xsens’ MVN Animate motion capture software.

The Manus VR – Xsens Edition

  • One pair of Manus VR DK2 Gloves (left and right)
  • One pair of Vive Tracker Straps (left and right)
  • Long-range wireless dongle
  • Full service hardware warranty: 6 months
  • 2019 Apollo Developer License (1 pc)
  • MVN Animate & MVN Analyze Plug-in (1 pc)
  • Support Xsens hardware and software by Xsens
  • Support Manus VR hardware and software by Manus VR

You can order the Manus VR – Xsens edition at the Manus VR website.

Order at Manus VR


MVN Analyze is our proprietary software package optimized for use in research, sports science, ergonomics and rehabilitation. Delivering validated data in heavily magnetically distorted environments.

MVN Analyze features

Intuitive software interface
Calibration routines
Scalable biomechanical model
Record and playback
Sync setup
Supports up to 4 hardware setups

MVN Analyze includes

  • Real-time:
    • 3D animation
    • Graphs
    • Data streaming
    • Video
  • 3D Output:
    • Joint angles
    • Segment kinematics
    • Segment global positions
    • Body center of mass
    • Sensor data
  • Export formats:
    • ASCII (XML)
    • C3D
    • BVH, FBX
    • Movie (AVI, M4V)

HD Reprocessor

After recording your data, you can process the data using the HD Reprocessor. The Analyze Engine then upgrades the data and gives you the most accurate data possible.

The HD Reprocessor raises the data quality and consistency. It does so by extracting more information from the same data set. It enables MVN Analyze to process data over a larger time window to get the optimal (and more consistent) position and orientation of each segment.

In order to use MVN Analyze, you will need a working license. If you want to try the software, we offer a 15-day trial.
You can download the software, find a trial and motion capture data files on the software page.

Integration options available for:

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The Xsens MVN product line has two hardware versions (MVN Link and MVN Awinda) with their own characteristics.
The difference between the two versions is shown in this overview:

MVN Awinda

MVN Link


Motion Capture Challenge: Gymnastics

MVN Analyze: Rowing

MVN Analyze tennis


Placing straps MVN Awinda

Tutorial 1

Putting on Lycra suit

Tutorial 2

Setup and calibration MVN Link

Tutorial 3


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Published Papers

Journal Articles

Kinematics and shock attenuation during a prolonged run on the athletic track as measured with inertial magnetic measurement units
Jasper Reenalda, Erik Maartens, Jaap H. Buurke, Allison H. Gruber
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Inertial Measurement Units for Clinical Movement Analysis: Reliability and Concurrent Validity
Mohammad Al-Amri, Kevin Nicholas, Kate Button, Valerie Sparkes, Liba Sheeran & Jennifer L. Davies
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Kinetic Gait Analysis Using Inertial Motion Capture: New Tools for Knee Osteoarthritis
Angelos Karatsidis
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Validation Studies

Musculoskeletal model-based inverse dynamic analysis under ambulatory conditions using inertial motion capture
Karatsidis, Angelos; Jung, Moonki; Schepers, Martin; Bellusci, Giovanni; de Zee, Mark;Veltink, Peter H.; Andersen, Michael Skipper
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Concurrent validation of an inertial measurement system to quantify kicking biomechanics in four football codes
Stephanie Blair, Grant Duthie, Sam Robertson, William Hopkins, Kevin Ball
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Inertial Measurement Units for Clinical Movement Analysis: Reliability and Concurrent Validity
Mohammad Al-Amri, Kevin Nicholas, Kate Button, Alerie Sparkes, Liba Sheeran and Jennifer L Davies
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Comparing performance of two methods to process inertial data in gait analysis
Sara SP Marreiros, H Martin Schepers, Giovanni Bellusci, Mark de Zee, Michael Andersen & Angelos Karatsidis
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Evaluation of eight methods for aligning orientation of two coordinate systems
Mecheri, H. Robert-Lachaine, X. Larue, C. Plamondon, A.
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