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.

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 currently ranked #9 in the nation!


Paul Yost founded Yost Labs (formally YEI Technology) in 2012 in historic Portsmouth, Ohio. He set about solving the difficult technical challenge of combining outputs from multiple inertial sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers) to determine absolute orientation of an object. 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. Together with the company’s proprietary QGRAD™ fusion firmware they 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 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.

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.