Gentex acquires InterSense for precise motion tracking tech

November 22, 2011 — Gentex Corporation has acquired substantially all assets of InterSense, which makes MEMS-based hybrid motion tracking systems.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. InterSense general manager Ken Jones will now be a GENTEX vice president, and other InterSense leaders, including founder Eric Foxlin, will join the new subsidiary. The companies have worked together previously.

Headquartered in Billerica, MA, InterSense develops inertial and hybrid motion tracking systems that enable highly precise human motion tracking for use in training and operational environments. GENTEX’s growth strategy includes precision motion tracking and situational awareness products for military and other markets. This acquisition should "significantly accelerate" Gentex’s efforts in simulation, augmented reality and helmet-mounted technology, said L. Peter Frieder, president and CEO of GENTEX Corporation.

GENTEX Corporation serves personal protection and situational awareness markets. For more information, see

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