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.

  • 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


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)

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


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Tutorial 1

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Tutorial 2

Setup and calibration MVN Link

Tutorial 3


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Published Papers

Concurrent validation of Xsens MVN measurement of lower limb joint angular kinematics

Author: Zhang J-T, Novak AC, Brouwer B and Li Q
Journal: Physiol. Meas. 2013: 34(8): N63-N69 doi:10.1088/0967-3334/34/8/N63

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Intra-individual movement variability during skill transitions: A useful marker?

Author: Carson H.J., Collins D. & Richards J.
Journal: Eur J Sport Sci. 2013 Jul 10

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Biomechanical differences between experienced and inexperienced wheelchair users during sport

Author: Starrs P, Chohan A, Fewtrell D, Richards J, Selfe J
Journal: Prosthet Orthot Int 2012; 36(3): 324-31

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