About us

ART is a leading manufacturer of high-end optical tracking systems for Virtual and Augmented Reality. In addition, ART provides solutions for industrial measurement and Motion Capture for ergonomics. The company is located near Munich, Germany. Please click here for directions.

Founded in 1999, ART became one of the most important suppliers of infrared optical tracking solutions for the automotive and aerospace industries, and for research institutes and universities. ART offers a variety of tracked input devices, such as Flysticks and Fingertracking, particularly designed for Virtual Reality applications.
Moreover ART provides a dedicated solution for optical tracking inside multi-sided projection systems. All ART products are developed and manufactured in Germany, which guarantees a high reliability and a maximum of flexibility to satisfy the individual requirements of each customer.


We are delighted to announce that ART has been successfully certified by TÜV SÜD for ISO 9001:2008, the most widely used and recognised international standard in Quality Management (QM). Furthermore ART was awarded by the German Stifterverband with the “INNVOVATIVE THROUGH RESEARCH” label.  more

Our General Management

Dr.-Ing. Konrad Zürl

Konrad Zürl is ART's CEO in the management team, having founded the company in 1999. The company has since experienced continuous steady growth, with a worldwide customer base. After graduating in electrical engineering at Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) in Erlangen, he progressed to scientist at the chair of Applied Optics. In 1992, he was seconded to Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ as visiting scientist. His thesis was about parallel optoelectronic data transmission. In 1995, he moved from academia to industry, holding several R&D management positions in the field of optoelectronic measurement technology, mainly for medical purposes.

Dr. Armin Weiss

Armin Weiss joined ART in 1999 and became CTO of the management team in 2002. He studied Physics at Technical University Munich, receiving a PhD on biophysical mechanisms of ‘New Forest Disease’ following experimental fieldwork in the Bavarian Alps. In 1996 he moved to industry to work on medically related optical measurement techniques in a startup company. In 1998 he joined the German based development team of Qualisys AB, working on the development of their optical tracking technology.

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