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Motion Capture Products

The PhaseSpace IMPROV Motion Capture system is the most advanced motion capture solution available starting under $25,000. Built from the same technology as the PhaseSpace Impulse X2 system, the Improv is designed for applications with slimmer capture requirements. The Improv offers universities, clinicians, researchers and studios high performance motion capture at a significant cost savings.

What does this mean for you?

  • Real-time tracking of an object or performer
  • Marker swapping eliminated by Active LED markers
  • Lowest cost active marker based motion capture solution
  • Streamlined system operation with pre-configured settings- just calibrate and start capturing

Is the IMPROV the right solution for your application?

  • Single-human subject, or need to track a maximum of 42 markers for research or animation
  • 8 Cameras for small volumes 6 meter x 6 meter x 3 meter
  • Tracking gait, posture and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) applications.
  • Maximum tracking at 120Hz
Motion Capture Products


  • 8 PhaseSpace IMPROV cameras with 240 Hz rate, maximum sampling rate of 120 Hz
  • Server machine and HUB (supports a maximum of 8 cameras)
  • 42 LEDs
  • LED controller
  • LED base station
  • Calibration object
  • Cables, mounts, etc.
  • Basic PhaseSpace client software
  • Email Support

*Accessories such as suits and Multi-LED boards with facial LEDs can be purchased at additional cost.


  • Lightweight linear detector based cameras (3600 x 3600 resolution at 240 Hz)
  • Subpixel resolution of 30000 x 30000 at 240Hz
  • 60 degrees field of view
  • Active LED technology resulting in a unique ID for each marker
  • IMPROV server machine with integrated HUB supports from 2 to 8 IMPROV cameras
  • Data streamed in real-time to multiple clients
  • API/SDK provides support for third-party applications for real-time user interaction

Motion Capture Products


The IMPROV motion capture system has some of the most sophisticated and advanced hardware available. All of this technology was designed to make motion capture easier and more reliable. PhaseSpace has taken the hard work away from the user and packed it into the hardware. The entire system consists of only a few robust, portable elements.


    Dimensions: 108 mm x 92 mm x 57 mm (4.25" x 3.62" x 2.25")
    Weight: 380 grams (13.4 ounces)
    Each camera achieves an Optical Resolution of 3600 x 3600 (12 Megapixel) using two linear detectors with 16-bit dynamic range. Onboard processors produce an impressive Subpixel Resolution of 30000 x 30000 at 240 Hz.


    Dimensions: 127 mm x 76 mm x 30 mm (5" x 3" x 1.2")
    Weight: 136 grams (0.3lbs)
    This 2.4 Ghz Transceiver synchronizes the LED controllers with the server.


    Dimensions: 126 mm x 70 mm x 25 mm (5" x 2.75" x 0.85")
    Weight: 90 grams (0.2lbs)
    The LED Controller, an RF transceiver, utilizes an onboard microprocessor to control up to 42 LEDs. Battery life is 2 to 4 hours of continual use, up to 8 hours of typical use. The IMPROV system can use multiple LED Controllers simultaneously.


    Dimensions: 20 mm x 14 mm x 3.2 mm (0.8" x 0.55")
    Weight: 4.5 grams (0.01lbs)
    Each LED modulates at a unique frequency resulting in a unique digital ID. LEDs are available in Red visible and Infra-red versions.


    Dimensions: 44.76 x 17.78 x 45.43cm (17.6 x 7 x 17.9in)
    Weight: Starting at 10.7 kg
    Processor: Intel Core i3-540 Processor (3.06 GHz, 4 MB cache, 1333 MHz memory)
    Chipset:Intel 3450 Chipset
    Memory: 4GB
    integrated PhaseSpace HUB in floppy bay drive
    Network: Gigabit


    The calibration wand serves as the principal tool used to accurately calibrate the system. The calibration wand allows a user to calibrate the given capture area in a matter of minutes.


    The IMPROV system uses standard Cat5 cables to connect between the cameras, basestation, and server.
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