SOURCE: InterSense

June 10, 2008 10:00 ET

InterSense's Motion Sensing Technology Integrated With VirtualPaint Solution

InterSense's IS-900 System Enables Technicians to Master Spray Techniques While Saving Resources and Preserving the Environment

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - InterSense Incorporated, a market leader in precision motion technology, today announced its custom configured, IS-900 PCTracker motion tracking system has been integrated with Iowa Waste Reduction Center's (IWRC) VirtualPaint solution, a computer simulation and virtual reality system designed to train spray technicians. VirtualPaint was developed by IWRC, a service of the University of Northern Iowa, to offer a safe, effective training tool that requires no additional set-up time for trainers or users, eliminating the use of coating or materials and also avoiding the creation of waste or air emissions.

Combining InterSense's IS-900 system with the VirtualPaint solution delivers a rich experience that ensures users are properly trained. Mounting the robust, wireless sensor directly onto the instrumented spray gun enables the system to capture every nuance of motion with no jitter or latency, ensuring realistic simulation of spray operations. Previously, many spray technicians did not receive proper training due to the cost and time required, since companies were required to close facilities and waste materials for the sole purpose of training. Using the IS-900 system, the VirtualPaint solution ensures trainees can practice field-quality techniques while experiencing the true look, feel and sound of the spray gun.

InterSense's IS-900 PCTracker combines with IWRC's VirtualPaint solution to enable both new and experienced technicians to master various spray techniques by tracking all of the necessary data to evaluate performance. Visual representations of transfer efficiency, paint thickness and the amount of paint used can be viewed on a computer screen in conjunction with operation of the spray gun. Technicians can also use the accumulation mode to view the exact thickness of their virtual spray. The program also breaks down the color into shades of blue, green and red, allowing the technician to evaluate all aspects of their spray. In addition to assisting trainees in the mastery of spray operations, the solution conserves resources, as technicians no longer need to wait for coatings to be mixed, parts to dry or materials to be provided as they train.

"At the time VirtualPaint was being developed, our software developer recommended the InterSense IS-900 PCTracker system for multiple reasons," said Joe Bolick, process research and education specialist, Iowa Waste Reduction Center. "Compared to other similar products, the InterSense PCTracker was not prone to interference and the flexible configuration tracked the spray gun in a wide variety of environments. In addition, the tracker fit the reliability and portability factors required by our customers."

"We are pleased to continue our relationship with IWRC, and provide them with state-of-the-art motion management technology that fits both their application's needs and their budget," stated Mike Donfrancesco, VP Sales of InterSense. "Our versatile technology has the capability to track motion in virtually any environment and can be used in a variety of industries for training and evaluation purposes. The flexibility of our technology ensures it can be easily configured to meet custom requirements and offers strategic innovation to a virtually limitless number of organizations worldwide."

About Iowa Waste Reduction Center

The IWRC, a service of the University of Northern Iowa, has been serving client and customer needs for 20 years. As a non-profit, the programs within the IWRC offer knowledgeable experience and information to our clients, mainly focusing on environmental issues. The IWRCPaint division focuses solely on the painting and coatings industry and strives to produce state-of-the-art innovations as well as provide the necessary knowledge to our customers. For more information, visit

About InterSense

Founded in 1996, InterSense Incorporated is a precision motion technology company delivering real time positioning, tracking and alignment capabilities, which bring higher speed and quality to visual simulation, guidance and enhanced vision applications. InterSense's patented motion tracking products enable realistic interaction with computer graphics for demanding applications including simulation and training; oil and gas exploration; flight, vehicle and manufacturing guidance; virtual prototyping and design; medical imaging; entertainment; and video/film production. Privately held InterSense is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

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