Imperial College London upgrades to Vicon’s solutions

LONDON: Oxford Metrics plc the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets announced that Vicon, a world leader in motion measurement, has signed a contract with Imperial College London, a global top ten university, to upgrade to both its flagship Vantage solution and flexible Vero solution.

The Human Performance Group, part of the MSK Lab at Imperial, has been a customer for nearly 10 years, using the Vicon solution to research and analyse human performance. The Group’s research contributes to areas such as diagnosing early knee osteoarthritis and interventions to delay or prevent progression, joint hypermobility syndrome and developing evidence-based exercise programmes, maximising performance and reducing injury risk in elite athletes.

The Group is moving to the brand-new and revolutionary multi-million pound facility, the Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub, which will house life-changing research into new and affordable medical technology, helping people affected by a diverse range of medical conditions.

Alison McGregor, professor of musculoskeletal biodynamics in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Human Performance Lab, at Imperial College London, commented: “We are planning to expand our current research and that, coupled with the capture area in the new facility being significantly larger than our current lab, we needed a higher specification motion capture system. It needed to be powerful enough to track subjects across the larger space and capture data of the highest fidelity – Vicon Vantage was the only solution for that.”

“We also wanted the flexibility to turn the large space into two smaller capture areas to carry out simultaneous sessions. Vicon Vero in combination with the Vantage solution will enable us to capture specific movements such as rowing or running on a treadmill, when using the smaller lab.”

Nick Bolton, CEO of Oxford Metrics, commented: “We are delighted that the Human Performance Group have chosen the next generation of Vicon products for their new facility. Our powerful Vantage solution combined with the flexibility of Vero will enable them to capture human movement at high-speed, deliver high precision data and carry out multiple capture sessions simultaneously. The fact that a leading institution like Imperial has been a customer for nearly 10 years is testament to the strength of Vicon’s products. We look forward to continuing our work with them and seeing the exciting research they go on to produce.”

Edited by Nayyar Iqbal

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