Sanford Sports Science Institute
Biomechanics without boundaries
Nestled in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Fargo, North Dakota is a state-of-the-art facility known as the Sanford Sports Science Institute (SSSI). The SSSI is leading scientific advancements in athletic health and performance through research, development, education, and elite testing services.
The elite team of researchers and athletic professionals at the SSSI avidly use their Qualisys motion capture technology across multiple fields. In addition to biomechanics and engineering, the Sanford Team has experts in physical therapy, strength and conditioning, athletic training, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports psychology, and brain health.Read story
BYoung Physical Therapy
Baseball Biomechanics & the 8 Cylinders of Pitching
Brandon and his team have helped tremendously with the development of the QTM Baseball Modules used for post processing data in pitching analysis.
The facility has had great success utilizing the module along with the Running analysis PAF module to compliment its practices. The staff members are able to spend more time with their clients and less time post-processing data thanks to the work committed to developing the module and defining the reportRead story
Movement analysis of fly casting and other casting at Bosön 2018
Bosön – movement analysis of fly casting using Qualisys camera system
Ulrik Röijezon, PhD, Associate Professor in Physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology. Board member of Svenska Castingförbundet (the Swedish Casting Federation) and active elite fly caster.
CIRMMT - Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology
CIRMMT is a multi-disciplinary research group that seeks to develop innovative approaches to the scientific study of music media and technology, to promote the application of newer technologies in science and the creative arts, and to provide an advanced research training environment.
It is centered in Montréal, Canada at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University , uniting researchers and students from several Quebec institutions.Read story
Next-level virtual reality gaming in the VR Arcade Amsterdam
Virtual reality in gaming
At the VR Arcade Amsterdam we wanted to build a VR experience that would be unlike any other. For that we gathered technologies from multiple vendors and combined them into one unique experience.
Our game, Apocalypse, lets players walk around freely in a large environment. In that large space, they will face a relentless horde of zombies and fight their way through the game.Read story
Golf Analysis at Penn State University
Golf Teaching and Research Center
Fix a slice, lengthen a drive, improve ball striking consistency or turn a bogey into a par with fewer strokes on the putting green — there are countless ways to improve a golf game. Penn State’s Golf Teaching and Research Center (GTRC) can easily pinpoint errors that occur in a golfer’s swing.
Designed to advance golf research and instruction, the Golf Teaching and Research Center (GTRC) at Penn State University opened its doors in November 2009. GTRC is a unique golf teaching and research venture. It provides a cutting edge, high-quality learning environment for students in the PGA Golf Management program, part of the Recreation, Park and Tourism Management undergraduate degree program.Read story
The front line of Back to Sport operations
Institut für Funktionelle Diagnostik (IFD) Cologne was founded in 2014 as an initiative between Professor Peter Bruggeman, the Head of the Institute for Biomechanics and Orthopedics at the German Sport University – Cologne, and a group of doctors that have a strong connection to the analysis of elite athletes in Germany. The idea was to take methods which are typically used in research applications and use it towards patient assessment.Read story
Ahoy! Eyes in the boat!
The Multi-Modal Motion Synthesis Laboratory (M3 Lab), part of the Sensory Motor Systems Lab at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland is a controlled research environment comprised of display, recording, and tracking technologies that create a multi-modal, user-cooperative system for sport applications.Read story
Paving the way for gait
A new research and education facility, which houses a gait laboratory at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, opened in September 2017. The laboratory uses the latest 3D optical motion tracking system from Qualisys. Patients referred to the gait lab have symptoms such as cerebral palsy, diabetes, hip arthrosis, Achilles tendon ruptures or have suffered strokes.Read story
MRI shielded mocap
A Qualisys MRI system is installed at New York University (NYU) in the Brain Imaging Center, which adds a third dimension to the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research at NYU.Read story
University of Waikato
The Sun Filter at use in Waikato
The team at University of Waikato (UoW) Adams Centre for High Performance was the first to benefit from the Sun Filter, which shades the appearance of the sun’s extreme sunlight by eliminating certain frequencies of infrared light it emits. The result is a noise-free image executed without reducing capture frequency.Read story
Designing the ultimate sneaker
New Balance’s corporate objective seems pretty
straight-forward – “to equip the elite and everyday
athletes with footwear, apparel, and accessories that
provide the best performance, fit, quality, and comfort.”
The question is – how do they do it?
USalzburg and EPFL Ski Research
Science on the Slopes
In the town of Windischgarsten, Austria, there exists an integrated training / learning environment for the development of young winter sport athletes in a school environment, known as the Ski Mittelschule Windischgarsten (SMS).
The site includes a specially designed ski treadmill with a carpet overlay, allowing for athletes to train year-round on the ski carpet simulator and provides an opportunity for the research team at the University of Salzburg to study the complex kinematics of Alpine skiing in a hyper-controlled scenario.Read story
M-Air at the University of Michigan
Drone and Autonomous Vehicle Tracking at M-Air
M-Air is a 10,000 square-foot, four-story, netted scientific facility that enables the study of autonomy and collaborative robotics in the complete range of Michigan weather, from below 0°F /-18°C winters to high humidity summers with all the snow, rain, hail, and sleet that comes throughout the year.
The Qualisys 7+ cameras allow the group to study outdoors and in the extreme weather condition. Currently, the space holds 18 Qualisys 7+ cameras. M-Air will soon have 12 more cameras, which means much more autonomous flight/vehicular tracking experiences.Read story
Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Océanide is comprised of various aquatic test facilities that examine the performance of model marine vehicles as they are launched into simulated environments. The test facilities are located in France and include the BGO deep water basin (waves, wind, current), a wave flume tank, and a shallow water wave tank.
In the test facilities, conditions are replicated to measure the performance of the vessels when undergoing environmental and other associated impacts as the vehicles respond to obstacles such as marine renewable energy converters, oil & gas platforms, ship traffic, seafloor topography, pipelines, and beaches to name a few.
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences
Researchers at GIH have conducted biomechanical research to create evidence-based classification systems for athletes competing in paracanoe. Anna Bjerkefors and Johanna Rosén gave us some insight to their research process, which uses motion capture and allows them to further study the details of sport performance.
The researchers shared their journey developing evidence-based classification systems for Paracanoe using Qualisys motion capture, which resulted in the sport being accepted for the Paralympic Games.Read story
China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS)
Regulating standardized measurements
he China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS), established since 1963, is directly subordinate to the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR). As a national social service institution dedicated to standardization researches, it mainly addresses the global, strategic and comprehensive standardization issues in the national economy and social development of China.
Qualisys systems are now running in the Usability Evaluation lab as well as the Biomechanical Lab within the Ergonomics Laboratory of CNIS.Read story
University of Delaware CoBal Lab
Neurological and Biomechanical Fusion
Dr. John Jeka internationally recognized for his work on human locomotion and balance, with a specific interest in how information from multiple senses is fused for upright stance control.
His lab at the University of Delaware Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) campus – CoBal Lab -is a brilliant display of motion capture integrating technologies fused with a passionate team that uses a Virtual Reality Dome to simulate a variety of scenes that manipulate a subject’s senses as human motion is investigated.Read story
A need for speed and efficiency
Amer Sports, a global corporation and one of the global leaders in the sports gear industry, has installed the HQ of one of its iconic brands, Salomon, as well as R&D for a few others like Mavic and Wilson.
The facility decided to invest in the R & D sector and construct a new lab equipped with the best instrumentation. To achieve this, they initiated a collaboration with Trinoma (Qualisys’ French partner), to select the right equipment and software, install it and train the team.Read story
Le Bras Podiatry
The Evolution of Bike Fitting
In the past, a podiatry practice, although commonly equipped with some instrumentation such as pressure plates or 2D video, would not have been the most common candidate for investing in a fully-featured motion capture system.
However, owner of Le Bras podiatry, Sébastien Le Bras, is not your ordinary podiatrist and Qualisys is not your average motion capture system. Thanks to the Qualisys sport modules and their web report format, capture and analysis can be an easy and automated practice and the evaluation is comprehensive and in depth with its findings. With the cycling module especially, Sébastien has been able to expand his business and fit athletes from various regions of France.Read story
Boston University Movement & Applied Imaging Lab
Combining Imaging with Biomechanics
The Movement & Applied Imaging Lab at Boston University integrates biomechanics, imaging, function, and mobile health tools to investigate mechanisms of osteoarthritis and develop more effective interventions.
The lab opened in January 2017 and houses a 13-camera Qualisys motion capture system with 12 7+ cameras and one Qualisys 210c video.Read story
Samuel Merritt University
Motion Analysis Research Center (MARC)
The users at Samuel Merritt University’s Motion Analysis Research Center (MARC) not only boast an incredibly slick and productive lab, but year after year Director, Drew Smith, organizes a biomechanics event dedicated to educational advancement, youth research, and collaborative studies, known as the Motion Analysis Research Center Symposium.
This means that each year, everyone who shares a love for biomechanics is invited to visit the MARC at Samuel Merritt and get a live demonstration of the capabilities of a full motion capture laboratory, always packed with innovative studies & friendly faces.Read story
McMaster University LIVELab
Setting the stage for biomechanics
The LIVE (Large Interactive Virtual Environment) Lab is a unique 106-seat Research Performance Hall located at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is designed to investigate the experience of music, dance, multimedia presentations, and human interaction.Read story
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO)
The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is part of a nationwide network of Sport Institutes that support high performance athletes achieve podium performances. CSIO is located at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, the largest legacy facility from the Toronto 2015 Pan/ Parapan Am games, and features a sport lab, a sport performance kitchen, an altitude chamber, and a 450 square meter strength and conditioning space including two motion capture areas.
Deviating Running Kinematics and Hamstring Injury Susceptibility in Male Soccer Players:
Deviating Running Kinematics and Hamstring Injury Susceptibility in Male Soccer Players
Belgium: the country of delectable waffles, fries, chocolate, and beer. While visitors indulge, the natives opt for more health-conscious practices, particularly in the areas of upper and lower extremity athletic analysis, which is the core focus for the featured Qualisys users in Ghent, Belgium.Read story
Badminton 3D testing at Centre of Excellence
Badminton 3D testing at Centre of Excellence
In October 2017, Qualisys motion capture was used for intensive and unique testing, of badminton players, at The Centre of Excellence (COE) in Holbæk, Denmark.
Aalborg University visited Stenhus Gymnasium where the center is located to perform tests on the COE players.
In badminton, as in many other sports, there is focus about understanding minute details of technique and training to improve performance. Often there can be a feeling of a right way to do things but it is very hard to quantify small changes and features of success. With Qualisys motion analysis, this is possible.
The focus of the tests was a new product called Spraino® that is designed to prevent ankle sprains, but also the center of mass and whether the height influences the speed of badminton players.Read story
Using motion capture to detect equine abnormalities
“It is the best aid during my 30 years as a veterinarian. The cameras document what the eye does not see, and an objective scientific assessment is obtained. It’s a huge help and it helps me as a veterinarian to think and see new critical eyes.” Dr. Lotta Månsby, owner of Ale Djursjukhus since 1994 with her husband Dr. Mikael Svedberg, has had a great deal of involvement with health diagnostics in movement analysis of equines and is particularly fond of her Qualisys equipment.Read story
Motion compensation in the Norwegian Motion Laboratory
Motion compensation in marine applications
Norwegian Motion Laboratory has been established in collaboration with the Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE), and the University of Agder (UiA) and it was officially opened in 2013. The laboratory is located at UiA, Campus Grimstad, Norway, approx. 3.5-hour drive by car south-west of Oslo.Read story
Aker Arctic Technology at Helsinki, Finland
The only privately owned ice model testing facility in the world
Aker Arctic Technology Inc is an independent company specializing in development, design, engineering, consulting and testing services for ice-going vessels, icebreakers, offshore marine structures, marine transport solutions and ports.Read story
Utrecht University - Faculty of veterinary medicine
Equine lameness detection
With the current developments in information technology, Utrecht University’s Equine Clinic (UKP) wanted to switch from subjective to objective measurements. The question was: how could technology help to achieving that goal?Read story
Robotics underwater research at NTNU
Improving efficiency and maneuverability of underwater vehicles
The research on swimming snake robots is an ongoing project at the Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (NTNU AMOS). Swimming robot manipulators (referred to also as underwater snake robots) have several promising applications for underwater exploration, monitoring, surveillance and inspection.Read story
The Clinical Gait Lab Antwerp
Quantitative gait analysis
The Clinical Gait Lab Antwerp –set up more than 10 years ago- is situated in a rehabilitation center for disabled children. In our laboratory we focus on children with cerebral palsy aged 2 years up to adolescence.Read story
Assessing movement patterns
The chocolate, cheese and mountains are all great reasons to visit Switzerland, but my reason for making the journey was to meet two Frenchmen. Aigle is where Volodalen set up its Sportlab which, through a clever mix of knowledge and technology, meets the needs of athletes and sports professionals.Read story
Mittuniversitetet - A leading environment for sport-based research
Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre
The Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre (SWSRC) is one of Sweden’s leading environments for sports-based research. NVC is a research centre that is part of the Department of Health Sciences (HLV) at Mid Sweden University and Campus Östersund.Read story
Tierklinik Lüsche – Equine biomechanics at the highest level
Equine lameness detection
Like our Slogan “It’s all about the horse …” it´s our aim that your horse is healthy and stays healthy. With our team of specialized veterinarians, experienced veterinary medical personnel, grooms and qualified staff we do everything to ensure quick assistance and the best possible care for your horse.Read story
Clinical gait analysis in neurologic and orthopaedic patients
The first mission of the Centre National de Rééducation Fonctionnelle et de Réadaptation – Rehazenter is to deliver stationary and ambulatory care to disabled people as well as functional re-education and rehabilitation.Read story
University of Jyväskylä
A multidisciplinary lab facility, dedicated mainly to research of movement in music-related activities.
The JYU Music and Motion Lab at the University of Jyväskylä is a multidisciplinary lab facility, dedicated mainly to research of movement in music-related activities. Such activities range from music making to listening and dancing to rehabilitative applications in music therapy.Read story
Ericsson technology research: drones and haptic augmented reality
Haptic augmented reality
As a part of Ericsson’s research on remote control, they created a prototype system for remote controlling drones using haptic augmented reality. It turned into an exciting demonstration and showcase for something that future network technologies like 5G can enable. The project was shown at the Mobile World Congress 2016 where it was also demonstrated live on stage by Ericsson’s CEO.Read story
Lund University Humanities Lab
The Humanities Lab is an interdisciplinary research and training facility mainly for researchers, teachers, and students across the joint faculties of Humanities and Theology.Read story
Virginia Tech's Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Virginia Tech pushes its limits in Virtual Reality in The Cube.
“More than just a media lab…”
– Virginia Tech pushes its limits in Virtual Reality in The Cube.
Virtual reality enables many interesting applications through the use of motion capture such as virtual training for military purposes, virtual stimuli generation for motor control research, and virtual design.
Our users at Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology took the application of virtual reality and applied it towards human studies in a facility which seemingly exists in an alternate universe.
The Cube has been able to expose the public to VR Sciences through its educational innovation by hosting festivals, such October’s Virginia Tech Science Festival, and by inviting its students and the public to immerse themselves into a world of artistic discovery.Read story
Biomechanics & Motor Control of Human Movement at Ghent University
Research unit Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement at Ghent University
The Research Unit Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement is embedded in the Department of Movement and Sports Sciences at Ghent University. It is co-managed by Prof. Dirk De Clercq, Prof. Matthieu Lenoir and Prof. Frederik Deconinck.
This unit consists of two closely collaborating research groups that investigate the performance, training and learning of motor skills in daily life situations and sports. Our research is relevant to individuals of all ages and physical abilities and involves both laboratory and field testing.Read story
Analyz3d By Dr Tobias Hein
Analyz3d by Dr. Tobias Hein offers clinical-biomechanical movement analyses, consulting for scientific research projects as well as seminars & lectures.Read story
Virginia Tech, Granata Lab
Defining motion at the Granata Biomechanics Lab
The Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab (Granata Lab) at Virginia Tech has been directed by Dr. Robin Queen since 2015. Currently, the Granata Lab consists of two spaces: the Granata Biomechanics Lab and the Granata Treadmill Lab, both of which are located in Norris Hall on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus. Dr. Queen and her team investigate a wide array of biomechanics issues, including injury prevention and recovery as well as athletic performance.
Most of the laboratory space is used for motion capture as well as biofeedback training. All of the laboratory equipment is around the perimeter of the lab, which allows for ample open floor space for all necessary training. In addition, the elastic bands that are needed for the tactile biofeedback portion of the project are currently available in the lab.Read story
Virginia Commonwealth University
The VCU RUN LAB utilizes evidence from research generated in the lab by students and clinical researchers working side-by-side within the departments of Physical Therapy, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.Read story
ElitRehab, a sport physiotherapy practice in Gothenburg, use running analysis together with functional screening and individual programming to prevent injuries and enhance performance in endurance athletes.Read story
Summit Medical Fitness Center
Competitive Edge Performance Laboratory.
Summit Medical Fitness Center is a fitness center in Kalispell, Montana. The center has opened a lab with the intent to “add science” to their premium resistance training program, Competitive Edge as well as all units/programs under the umbrella of the SMFC.Read story
The SLU Movement Laboratory
Canine locomotion analysis.
Equipped with the most advanced motion capture technology available to the world of veterinary medicine, the Canine Movement Laboratory at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences continues to push boundries in canine research.Read story
Sound & Motion at University of Oslo
Integrated sound & kinematics.
How do we experience music? How does body movement guide our cognition? How can knowledge about movement and sound create better technologies? These are questions that interest FourMs, an interdisciplinary research group.Read story
MRI at Cardiff University
Combining brain activity and movements.
The first system in the world that’s able to measure both finger and arm movements outside the scanner and on parts of the human body lying inside the bore of the scanner.Read story
Marine research & development at SINTEF Ocean
Offshore structures, seakeeping, ship manoeuvering and more.
SINTEF Ocean (formerly MARINTEK) performs research, development and research-based advisory services in the maritime sector for companies in the field of marine technology.
SINTEF Ocean, also develops and verifies technological solutions for the shipping and marine equipment industries, for offshore petroleum production and renewable energy. The company is a member of the SINTEF Group and its headquarters are in Trondheim, Norway, with subsidiaries in Houston, Texas USA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Read story
Gait & Rehab at University of Salford
Rehabilitation & human performance.
University of Salford has invested in three, state-of-the-art gait/human performance laboratories, all managed by Dr. Richard Jones. Qualisys equips two of them, namely the Clinical Gait Analysis & Research Facility and the Gait & Human Performance lab.Read story
Federal Training Sport Center
Preparation for the Russian Winter Olympics 2014
A specialised scientific laboratory was set up by the Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation in order to help Russian athletes prepare for the Winter Olympic games 2014 in Sochi.Read story