Global 3D Motion Capture System Market Is Predicted to Grow Around USD 600 Million By 2030

31-Mar-2023 | Zion Market Research

Global 3D Motion Capture System Market To Expand At 14.12% CAGR Through 2030

The global 3D motion capture system market size was worth around USD 180 Million in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 600 Million by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 14.12% between 2023 and 2030.

Global 3D Motion Capture System Market Size

The 3D motion capture system industry is part of the larger market that deals with motion capture and storage systems. The main concern of business players lies in the research, development, marketing, and distribution of technology and devices that can capture the motion of an object or a person in 3 dimensions. The movement information thus stored is analyzed using various software tools that are a significant part of the industrial revenue.

A typical 3D motion capture system is made of advanced or specialized cameras that are attached to sensors and work in coherence to track the starting position of the subject and its movement. The data is then processed using software tools and further used to create a 3-dimensional depiction of the subject’s movements. The tools have wide-scale applications in various industries like engineering & design entertainment & media, along with education, biomedical research, and industries. However, the largest consumer of technology is currently the entertainment segment.

The global 3D motion capture system market is projected to grow owing to the increasing adoption of tools and software programs in the sports industry. In this sector, motion capture technology helps in performance analysis, training, and injury prevention in athletes. Furthermore, as the sports industry has shown tremendous commercial potential in the last decade and is expected to grow at a rapid rate in the coming years, the adoption of advanced tools will become mandatory to improve the overall performance of the player or the team.

In addition to this, motion capture technology is being used extensively for the diagnosis of various medical conditions and their studies or research. With the rising investment in healthcare, medical, or related research infrastructure, the demand for 3D motion sensing technologies may grow even further. This trend could be strengthened due to the rising technical developments in sensors, cameras, and software programs to improve the overall performance of the technology. Other crucial growth factors for the 3D motion capture system market are increasing affordability and extensive use in the growing entertainment and media sector.

The 3D motion capture system industry may face certain growth restrictions during the forecast period. One such major concern is in the form of rising doubts over privacy invasion along with data protection, especially in situations where personal information is involved. For instance, advanced virtual reality tools or augmented reality systems require the input of personal data.

Moreover, the 3D motion capture technology currently has limited applications and requires higher exploration activities to completely tap into its true potential. The complexities associated with the use of the systems including operational and setting-up may lead to loss of clients and is a critical hindrance against growth.

Investments for expansion in new industries may provide excellent growth opportunities while the growing competition from alternative technologies could challenge market growth.

The global 3D motion capture system market is segmented based on application, system, type, and region.

Based on application, the global market segments are biomedical research, media & entertainment, engineering & design, education, industrial, and others.

  • The year 2022 witnessed the highest growth in the media & entertainment segment due to higher application and growing investments by the producers to incorporate better technologies for an improved viewing experience
  • In the industry, the technologies are used to capture the movement of people or objects in real-time and in 3D. This can further be used either in movies, or video games or may benefit businesses operating in the virtual or augmented reality sector
  • Biomedical research along with engineering and design are other essential contributors to the industry as the scope of 3D technology in these segments is growing every day due to the rising expectations of stakeholders
  • One of the most expensive tools in the industry is OptiTrack Prime 41 and may cost more than USD 6000

Based on system, the global market divisions are non-optical and optical.

  • The highest market share was held by the optical segment in 2022 and is expected to contribute with the same strength in the coming years
  • The optical system comprises reflective dots or markers that are placed on the object or person to be tracked. The information thus collected is processed using software tools
  • In terms of the human subject, the sensors can be attached to the skin or clothing material
  • The non-optical segment does not necessitate the use of markers or reflective dots
  • In 2020, Vicon, owner of OptiTrack which is a leading player in the industry, generated over USD 65 million

Global 3D Motion Capture System Market

Based on type, the global market divisions are software, hardware, and services.

North America is expected to emerge as the leading region in the global 3D motion capture system market with the US dominating the largest part of the regional share. The growth is driven by factors like high production and system adoption rate, presence of key market players, availability of highly advanced technical infrastructure which eases the entire utilization process of new-age tools, and the technical growth of the entertainment and media sector. In Asia-Pacific, the expansion trajectory is expected to be navigated by the contributions of the players from Japan, China, and India as these countries are consistently exploring the applications of big data analytics, and artificial intelligence along with VR and AR entertainment devices. Germany is projected to lead the European region as the country invests in the adoption of the systems in various end-user verticals.

This review is based on a report by Zion Market Research, titled 3D Motion Capture System Market By Application (Biomedical Research, Media & Entertainment, Engineering & Design, Education, Industrial, and Others), By System (Non-Optical and Optical), By Type (Software, Hardware, and Services), and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2023 – 2030.”- Report at

Recent Developments:

  • In October 2021, Rokoko, a leading player in the market, announced the launch of Smartsuit Pro II, a new range of motion capture outfits and is the advanced version of its existing product line of Smartsuit Pro
  • In June 2021, Deepmotion made a breakthrough development when it introduced markerless facing tracking technology which is AI-powered and can track complete body movement using only a single video clip

The global 3D motion capture system market is led by players like:

  • ART Advanced Realtime Tracking GmbH
  • Vicon Motion Systems
  • STT - Systems Technologies & Training
  • Xsens Technologies B.V.
  • OptiTrack
  • Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH
  • Codamotion
  • Motion Analysis Corporation
  • Noitom Ltd.
  • PhaseSpace Inc.
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Qualisys AB
  • Trackdollar LLC
  • Northern Digital Inc. (NDI)
  • NaturalPoint Inc.
  • Synertial Labs
  • Phoenix Technologies
  • Perception Neuron by Noitom
  • Animazoo UK Ltd.
  • Phasespace Inc.

The global 3D motion capture system market is segmented as follows:

By Application

  • Biomedical Research
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Engineering & Design
  • Education
  • Industrial
  • Others

By System

  • Non-Optical
  • Optical

By Type

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Services

By Region


  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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