sportscotland Train 2012 Olympic Athletes with Vicon Motion Capture

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The sportscotland Institute of Sport has recently purchased a state-of-the-art motion capture system from Vicon. It will allow athletes and their coaches to see, with sub-millimetre accuracy, the subtleties of their movements.

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We bought the Vicon T20 system because of its ability to accurately capture fast human movement. Also, the Polygon software includes key reporting methods, for example injury and physiotherapy intervention components

Vicon, developer of motion capture products for the life science, engineering and entertainment industries, today announced that the sportscotland institute of sport has purchased a 10 camera Vicon T20 system to help develop better training methods for the 2012 Olympic and 2014 Commonwealth Games athletes.

sportscotland is the National Agency for Sport in Scotland and the institute is its high performance arm. The institute prepares Scotland’s best athletes to perform on the World stage, and provides high performance expertise to sport and athletes in Scotland.

“We bought the Vicon T20 system because of its ability to accurately capture fast human movement. Also, the Polygon software includes key reporting methods, for example injury and physiotherapy intervention components,” said Dr. Malcolm Fairweather, Head of Science and Innovation at the sportscotland institute of sport.

“Our Vicon system gives us the ability to benchmark and assess athlete behaviour over time including the measurement of impact due to coaching and support interventions. It’s great to be associated with a company that has an excellent UK support base and worldwide reputation!”

Imogen Moorhouse, MD at Vicon said: “sportscotland is a great organisation. Their commitment to excellence is well known and choosing a Vicon motion capture system further strengthens that position. I’m looking forward to seeing the development of our athletes in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics!”

For further information about the sportscotland institute of sport please go to http://www.sisport.com

About Vicon
Academy Award®-winning Vicon is the world’s largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems, and match moving software. It serves customers in the CG animation industry, film, visual effects, computer games, and broadcast television, as well as engineering and life science industries. Vicon operates in four offices worldwide, including its Los Angeles-based Entertainment headquarters: a 26,000 square-foot facility equipped with three performance capture stages for Vicon’s service company House of Moves.

Vicon is a subsidiary of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group - LSE: OMG), plc., a group of technology companies that produces image-understanding solutions for the Entertainment, Defense, Life Science and Engineering markets. Other holdings include: 2d3, a manufacturer of specialized image understanding software for defense applications; Yotta DCL our highways surveying business in the UK; and Yotta MVS, a leading US provider of data collection services for the assessment of property taxation.

Vicon and OMG global clients include: Life Science leaders University of Pennsylvania, the VA Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Titleist Golf, The Andrews Institute; Engineering industry leaders Ford, BMW, Airbus, Lockheed, Pratt-Whitney, NASA, Caterpillar, International Truck, and Toyota; and Entertainment companies Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Computer Entertainment, Industrial Light and Magic, Sega, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and many others.

For more information about OMG and its subsidiaries, visit http://www.omg3d.com, http://www.vicon.com, http://www.vicon.com/boujou, http://www.2d3.com, http://www.yottadcl.com, or http://www.yottamvs.com.

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