Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a method to use ProAnalyst to automatically track and quantify pain measurement in mice. Using ProAnalyst, Researchers track instinctual motion in mice when they are subjected to varius stimulus via a manual Von Frey test. Read more
A recent article in the journal Frontiers in Neurology presents analysis from X-ray fluoroscopy by researchers at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Johns Hopkins University. ProAnalyst and ProCapture were used to film and then track the kinematics of infant pigs swallowing. Read more
An article in the journal PLoS ONE explains how researchers recorded high-speed video of elite fencers performing the fencing flick. ProAnalyst automatically tracked the body markers on the subjects and generated kinematic data for further analysis. Read more
For the fifteenth year in a row, Xcitex is teaching at MIT’s High-Speed Imaging Short Course from June 17 - June 20, 2019. Four lectures and three labs will be presented by experts from Xcitex. Topics include lenses, image processing, and motion analysis. Read more
A recent article in the journal OTO Open explains how otolaryngology surgical trainees were recorded with video and tracked in ProAnalyst. The resultant data provided feedback to the surgeons regarding their technique and procedures. Read more
Xcitex announced that it has discontinued sale of MiDAS DA, the sixth in the succession of MiDAS branded software products designed to synchronize high-speed video and data capture. MiDAS DA predecessors include MiDAS OS, MiDAS, MiDAS 2.0, MiDAS 3.0 and MiDAS 4.0. Read more
Xcitex VP of Engineering lecturing at Edgerton Center at MIT
Xcitex VP of Engineering Jesse Hong, Ph.D. returned to the Edgerton Center at MIT to teach at the MIT Professional Education Short Program on High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis. Jesse spoke to professionals attending the 4-day course on best practices for extracting movement data from high-speed videos. Read more
ProAnalyst Version 220.127.116.11 Update
ProAnalyst Version 18.104.22.168 represents a huge technological leap forward for the ProAnalyst PIV toolkit; including improvements across the entire spectrum of the product. As always, many of our analysis innovations are user-driven, resulting directly from customer feedback, which we incorporate into our free updates. Read more
New 3D ProAnalyst lab opens in Shanghai
Xcitex President Peter Carellas provided a special congratulation to Cinv Optical Technology Ltd. in China as they opened their brand new office and testing facilities in Suzhou Industrial Park, outside of Shanghai. Read more
Xcitex hosting lecture and social gathering at SICB 2016 Annual Meeting
For the ninth year, Xcitex will attend the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting, January 3-7, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. This year we are showcasing the vertebrate feeding research of Dr. Callum Ross and his team at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ross is Chair of the SICB Division of Vertebrate Morphology. Read more
Xcitex Vendor Session at 86th Shock and Vibration Symposium
Xcitex President and CEO Peter Carellas will lead a Vendor Session at the 86th Shock and Vibration Symposium, the leading forum for the structural dynamics and vibration community. Topics covered include shock-ship testing, water shock, weapons effects, shock physics, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, and shock and vibration instrumentation and experiment techniques. Read more
GoProAnalyst: Special offer -- buy ProAnalyst, get a free GoPro
Many researchers are turning to GoPro cameras as low-cost alternatives to traditional high-speed cameras in the biomechanics, industrial inspection, machinery, media, and other industries. The GoPro Hero camera is an excellent option for motion capture and analysis in certain applications. Read more
Try before you buy – ProCapture summer rentals
Do you need to capture video for a special project? Thinking about buying a ProCapture system, but want to take it for a test drive? For a limited time, you can rent a 2- or 4-camera system for only 10% of the regular purchase price. Try our long-recording motion capture system featuring our high-speed, high-resolution XC-2 cameras -- up to 1000 fps with resolutions up to 1920 x 1080. Read more
Xcitex engineers teaching at MIT Short Program -- High-Speed Imaging for Motion Analysis: Systems and Techniques
This 4-day program is designed for scientists, engineers, and photographers who need to gather data on rapidly moving subjects and events for study, motion analysis, and troubleshooting. (Read more) The course will be held June 15-18, 2015 at the Edgerton Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – home of Doc Edgerton's Stroboscopic Light Laboratory, where much of the history of the field was written. Read more
Xcitex President Peter Carellas featured in Vision Systems Design Webcast: High-speed imaging and the future of vision systems
Each year, Vision Systems Design, the preeminent digital magazine and website for imaging professionals, invites several prominent industry leaders to review and discuss their respective industries in a series of worldwide webcasts open to the general public. This year, Peter Carellas, President & CEO of Xcitex was again chosen to present the information for the high-speed video industry. Mr. Carellas had been previously selected in 2010, 2011, and 2013. Read more
Free Live Webcast: High-speed imaging and the future of vision systems
Talk featuring Peter Carellas, Xcitex President/CEO and Andy Wilson, Vision Systems Design Editor.
On May 28, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT Peter Carellas and Andy Wilson will give an address regarding the current state of the high-speed imaging industry. Topics for the talk include; technological advances in high-speed imaging and their impacts; developments and future directions for business, markets, and applications; insights for high-speed camera purchase decisions; how to interpret high-speed camera specifications; and how consumer companies such as Apple and GoPro are changing the technology and usage landscape.
What technologies are advancing high-speed imaging? What markets and applications are affected, and what can potential purchasers expect? High-speed camera industry expert Peter Carellas will discuss future directions in business, technology, markets and applications. Vision Systems Design editor Andy Wilson will conduct this interview-style webcast and Q&A session. click here.
Xcitex exhibiting at ACSM Annual Meeting
Xcitex will be exhibiting at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 62nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, May 26-30, 2015. At this meeting, ACSM will also hold the 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and the World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue. ACSM is the most comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science conference in the world for doctors, clinicians and R&D academicians to share new clinical techniques, scientific advancements and research in sports medicine, exercise science, physical activity and public health. Xcitex will demonstrate ProCapture, our long-record video capture system and ProAnalyst, our video analysis software for biomechanics. For more information about this show, click here.
Course Announcement: ProAnalyst Fundamental Skills Training
Xcitex will offer a ProAnalyst Fundamental Skills training course in the Fall of 2015 (date to be announced). Professional Development Training is designed for the beginner or occasional user of ProAnalyst motion analysis software. Students receive in-depth training in a classroom setting with hands-on exercises and live demonstrations taught by ProAnalyst engineers. The course will be held at Xcitex Corporate Headquarters in Woburn, MA. For registration information and a detailed course syllabus, click here.
Trip Report: Special events at SICB Annual Meeting 2015
The Xcitex team was very busy at this year's SICB Annual Meeting, held in early January in West Palm Beach, Florida. We hosted an interactive hands-on workshop, Fundamentals of Video Capture and Motion Analysis, featuring our ProCapture video capture system and ProAnalyst motion analysis software. Read more.
Xcitex exhibiting & holding User Group Meeting at 85th Shock and Vibration Symposium
For the fifth consecutive year, Xcitex will be exhibiting at the 85th Shock and Vibration Symposium, the leading forum for the structural dynamics and vibration community. Topics covered include shock-ship testing, water shock, weapons effects, shock physics, earthquake engineering, and structural dynamics. We will demonstrate our ProCapture high-speed motion capture system and our ProAnalyst® video analysis software to shock and vibration engineers, educators and researchers.
This year's event is being held October 26-29, 2014 in Reston, VA. Stop by and see us at Booth 502. We will also host our annual User Group meeting at the Symposium on Monday, October 27 at 1:00 pm (meeting room to be announced).
Course announcement: ProAnalyst Fundamentals training
Xcitex will offer a ProAnalyst Fundamentals Professional Development training course on June 10-11, 2014. Professional Development training is designed for the beginner or occasional user of ProAnalyst motion analysis software. Students receive in-depth training in a classroom setting with hands-on exercises and live demonstrations taught by ProAnalyst engineers. The course will be held in Cambridge, MA. For registration information and a detailed course syllabus, click here.
Xcitex attending Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Workshop
Xcitex will be exhibiting at the Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Workshop on May 6, 2014. This workshop, held at the Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence in Bethesda, MD, is designed for mechanical and manufacturing professionals. We plan to demonstrate our ProCapture motion capture system and ProAnalyst motion analysis software to over 100 technical analysts, designers, and engineers.
Xcitex sponsoring Northwest Biomechanics Symposium 2014
Once again this year, Xcitex is proud to sponsor the Northwest Biomechanics Symposium (NWBS). This year the regional symposium is hosted by Willamette University and Oregon State University and meets on May 16-17 at Willamette University in Salem, OR. Read more
Free Webinar: Quantifying Motion in 3-D
Xcitex VP of Engineering Dr. Jesse Hong will present a free webinar, Quantifying Motion in 3-D, on Wednesday, February 26 at 1:00 pm EST. This webinar will discuss methods for capturing and quantifying motion in three dimensions using two or more cameras. Read more
Xcitex on display at IMAC XXXII Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics Feb 3-6, 2014
Xcitex will be exhibiting at the Society for Experimental Mechanics trade show, IMAC XXXII, in Orlando, Florida, February 3-6, 2014. Read more
Xcitex Hosting Workshop and User Group Meeting at 2014 SICB Conference
For the seventh year, Xcitex will be exhibiting our ProCapture motion capture system and ProAnalyst® motion analysis software at the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) annual conference in Austin, TX, January 3-7, 2014. Because so many of our users are members of the biological community, we are hosting two special events. Read more
New Corporate Headquarters for Xcitex
Xcitex has relocated to Woburn, Massachusetts, 10 miles northwest of Boston. Our new headquarters is double the size of our previous facility, complete with a new state-of-the-art Motion Analysis Laboratory for recording high-speed video and performing 3-D analysis. Read more
Xcitex VP Dr. Jesse Hong to speak to Procter & Gamble Imaging Community of Practice
Xcitex VP of Engineering Dr. Jesse Hong has been invited to speak to the Imaging Community of Practice at Procter & Gamble on November 5, 2013. Jesse will lecture to this elite group comprised of industrial engineers and academic researchers on the technologies involved in motion and video analysis. The presentation will take place at the Procter & Gamble Business Center in Mason, Ohio and will be simulcast to P & G engineering facilities throughout the world.Read more
Free Webinar: Fundamentals of Computer-Based Motion Analysis
Xcitex will present a free webinar, Fundamentals of Computer-Based Motion Analysis, on Wednesday, September 18 at 1:00 pm EDT. Read more