• Fastrak

  • Workhorse of the Industry for over 20 Years!

  • Product No: NS-1016
  • Manufacturer: Polhemus
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FASTRAK has been considered the industry standard of motion tracking for over 20 years. FASTRAK is the perfect solution for the position/orientation measuring requirements of applications and environments. Ideal for head tracking, hand tracking, instrument tracking, biomechanical analysis, graphic and cursor control, sterotaxic localization, telerobotics, digitizing and pointing. Stylus Options - ST8 or ST3: Adding a stylus allows you to turn your FASTRAK into a free form digitizer ideal for creating files that can be used in the most popular computer graphics programs. The FASTRAK accurately computes the position and orientation of a small receiver as it moves through space. This device virtually eliminates the problem of latency as it provides dynamic, real time six degrees of freedom measurement of position (X, Y, and Z Cartesian coordinates) and orientation (azimuth, elevation, and roll), and it is the most accurate electromagnetic tracking system available. FASTRAK is the perfect solution for interfacing with Virtual Reality environments and controlling simulator projectors or other applications where real time response is critical. It is also ideal for measuring range of motion or limb rotation in biomedical research. It is a fast, accurate, easy to use, and effective method of capturing motion data on any non-conductive object. The FASTRAK system utilizes a single transmitter and can accept data from up to four receivers. The use of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology provides an update rate of 120 Hz (with a single receiver) and a remarkable 4ms latency. The data is then transmitted over a high speed RS-232 interface at up to 115.2K baud or a USB interface. If your application requires using the system in close proximity to a CRT, FASTRAK has special circuitry to allow you to Synchronize with it for improved performance. FASTRAK uses patented low-frequency magnetic transducing technology, so there is no need to worry about maintaining a clear line-of-sight between receiver and transmitter. Polhemus has eliminated the problem of signal blocking and interference that distorts sonic or laser devices.


System Features

  • Real-Time Data: With virtually no latency, FASTRAK® provides real-time data, and updates as fast as 120 Hz. The result is reliable, repeatable results with almost zero lag-time.
  • Up to Four Sensors: FASTRAK® allows for one to four sensors, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications. See examples of applications below.
  • Simple Set-Up: Requiring no user calibration, the system is easy to set up, intuitive, and takes only minutes to be up and running.


Technical Specifications

Update Rate: 60Hz (divided by the number of receivers)
Latency:  4ms
Sync. Input TLL and CRT
Power Requirements: 15W,
100-240 VAC,
47-63 Hz
Interface:  USB;
RS-232 with selectable baud rates up to 115.2 K (optional RS-422)
Dimension:  25.9cm (10.3in) L x 29.2cm (11.5in) W x 5.8cm (2.2in) H
Certification: FCC Part 15, class A;
CE: EN61326-1: 1997/A1:1998/A2:2001/A3:2003 emission;
EN61326-1: 1997/A1:1998/A2:2001/A3:2003 Immunity

Please note: Important! This product is for research applications only. Not a medical device as defined in EU directive 93/42/EEC. Not designed or intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of disease.