Xsens Technologies B.V.

Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in consumer devices and professional applications such as 3D character animation, motion analysis, and industrial control and stabilisation.


Since the foundation of Xsens in 2000, thousands of motion sensors and motion capture solutions have successfully been deployed for applications such as industrial control and stabilisation, health, sports and 3D character animation. Clients and partners include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal, Daimler, Autodesk, ABB, Siemens and various other leading institutes and companies throughout the world. Xsens research department has created unique intellectual property in the field of multi-sensor data fusion algorithms, combining inertial sensors with GPS and RF positioning and biomechanical modelling. Xsens and its products have received several awards and five consecutive entries in Deloittes ranking of fastest growing technology companies in Europe.

Xsens is a Fairchild Semiconductor company, an industry icon delivering power solutions for the mobile, industrial, cloud, automotive, lighting, and computing industries. Xsens has offices in Enschede, the Netherlands and Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

More information about Xsens can be found here: www.xsens.com

Research environment

The research activities at Xsens are performed by a highly motivated team of professionals in the fields of sensor fusion and software development. The team supervises and trains a number of researchers of other Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. The PhD researcher will have access to state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, including industrial and consumer grade inertial measurement units (IMUs), a tactical grade IMU, an electronics lab as well as a 6DOF camera based reference tracking system.

Development Team