Yost Labs is one of the fastest growing tech companies in Ohio. Our patented sensor technologies enable motion and position tracking in many of today’s and tomorrow’s most exciting products. We enable virtual reality to be immersive and interactive. We enable drones and autonomous cars to navigate. We measure human motion for medical rehab and athletics. We enable robots to move where they are directed to go. We tell you where you are heading and how fast you are getting there. We are Yost Labs.

Team Leaders

Paul Yost, Founder and CTO / Founder

Noted computer scientist and innovator in sensors and robotics. Assistant Professor, Shawnee State University. Founder, Simulation & Gaming Engineering Program, Shawnee State University – Program now ranked above MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and NYU. MS: Computer Science, University of Cincinnati.


Paul Yost founded Yost Labs (formally YEI Technology) in 2012 in historic Portsmouth, Ohio. Paul set about solving the difficult technical challenge of combining outputs from multiple inertial sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers) to determine absolute orientation of an object – a necessary capability for numerous market applications. The resulting 3-Space™ sensor product line quickly became an acknowledged leader in the emerging low-cost inertial sensor and motion capture markets.

3-Space™ sensors integrate MEMS accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers, and together with the company’s proprietary QGRAD™ fusion firmware have established a new benchmark for low latency and high accuracy within the category of Attitude and Heading Reference System / Inertial Measurement Units (AHRS/IMU). Yost Labs’ 3-Space sensors output fully fused orientations at 850Hz (3x faster than legacy technology) providing the necessary responsiveness needed for applications such as virtual reality (VR), drone stabilization, sports biomechanics analysis, and real-time robotic control.

Yost Labs’ motion capture suits utilize the 3-Space™ sensors and have broken through price/performance barriers.

Our PrioVR™ Dev Kit has pre-sold thousands of units and promises to have the largest user community of any full-body inertial sensor interface device in the world by CYE 2016.

Yost Labs’ innovation has been recognized with numerous patent awards with additional patent applications pending. Current customers include technology industry leaders such as Apple, Google, VW, SRI, Oculus, Siemens, Nissan, Lockheed Martin, and the US Navy. The company maintains an in-house, low-volume circuit board production line used for prototyping and rapid iterative development of sensor products for our go-to-market partners.