Ascension is at the forefront of the motion tracking industry. Ascension uses DC magnetic, infrared-optical, inertial and laser technologies to provide turnkey motion capture systems for animated entertainment, as well as custom tracking solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to integrate with their products.

The driveBAY and trakSTAR share the same accuracy, reliability, and versatility. The trakSTAR is a desktop unit that connects directly into a main power source, whereas the compact driveBAY fits inside the drive bay of a computer or mobile cart. The ready-to-use configuration supports easy and cost-effective integration into phantoms, ultrasound simulators, interventional simulators, surgical rehearsal theatres, and other medical trainers.

Both trakSTAR and driveBAY boast “2” versions for the OEM sector in which Virtalis specialises.

There is also trakSTAR Wide-Range, which is an OEM large area variant.



Each system uses an electromagnetic transmitter that establishes a tracking volume and sensors are tracked in six degrees of freedom (6DOF).

Up to 16 sensors of different sizes can be tracked at once, enabling two or more probes, scopes, needles, catheters, etc., to be used together in the simulation environment. Low latency and fast update rates allow the most subtle of tool movements to be instantly tracked and visualised within the simulation interface.


Primarily used in the medical sector, driveBAY and trakSTAR electromagnetic tracking systems provide accurate, real-time, unobstructed tracking of miniaturised sensors of the type embedded into medical tools.

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