Archived Headlines

December 2012

  • NexGen releases updates to HM-Analyzer.

October 2012

  • NexGen is pleased to announce the release of HumanCAD 2.0, our next generation digital human modeling platform. HumanCAD 2.0's new human modeling software architecture includes a more intuitive interface, a plugin system, new inverse kinematics, and more. See also press release.

July 2012

  • We are pleased to announce the new Mark-10 Series TT02 Torque Tool Tester. The TT02's blazingly fast sampling rate now opens up numerous power tool testing applications, in addition to manual tool requirements. The TT02 retains the same overall functions, dimensions, and general appearance as Series STA, along with the familiar electronic interface used in our other new Mark-10 gauges.

May 2012

  • NexGen releases HM-Analyzer.

    HM-Analyzer is a software solution that maps I2M sensors (containing tri-axial accelerometers, magnetometer, gyroscope and other electronics) to body segments (i.e. trunk, pelvis and arms) and provides a variety of analyses, including the calculation of the relative angle between two human segments. HM-Analyzer handles data collection, viewing real-time data, and post-processing of collected data.

    HM-Analyzer displays real-time data for any selected sensor one at a time. The real time data display depends on the processing speed of the computer being used. HM-Analyzer streams the sensor data and then maps/transfers the sensor data to the appropriate Cartesian/Orthogonal plane (i.e. transfers the Euler angles or Quaternion to represent flexion/extension, lateral flexion, and twisting plane).

    HM-Analyzer includes the Data Analysis Tool Set (DATS) module for processing data in real-time. DATS calculates anatomical angles of a selected limb and displays the data in real-time. ISB (International Society of Biomechanics) conventions are now supported. As well, HM-Analyzer allows for filters to be applied after the data is recorded such as Butterworth. HM Analyzer also processes data that has been stored offline in each IMUs memory (up to 8GB per sensor).

April 2012

NexGen will be exhibiting at:

  • CSB-SCB 2012: Canadian Society of Biomechanics, 17th Biannual Meeting, June 6-9 2012, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • AHFE International, July 21-25, 2012, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • ACE2012: Association of Canadian Ergonomists 43rd Annual Conference, August 13-16, 2012, Westin Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada

October 2011

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the 9th Ontario Biomechanics Conference. The conference will be held March 16 to 18, 2012 at Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie, Ontario. The NexGen Ergonomics student paper award winner will also be awarded and is designed to recognize excellent student research in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.

September 2011

  • Shipments of new iLMM3 commence. Initial production sold out.

April 2011

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at the Association of Canadian Ergonomists 42nd Annual Conference, October 18-20, 2011 at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London, Ontario.

December 2010

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the 8th Ontario Biomechanics Conference. The conference will be held March 11 to 13, 2011 at Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie, Ontario. The NexGen Ergonomics student paper award winner will also be awarded and is designed to recognize excellent student research in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.
    www.brocku.ca/OBC2011

November 2010

  • NexGen is pleased to be a Corporate Conference Partner for the Applied Ergonomics conference to be held on Orlando, Florida (March 21-24, 2011). NexGen will also be an exhibitor at the conference.
  • NexGen announces its I2M (IMUs to Motion) motion tracker product line with HM(Human Motion)-Analyzer software. Each miniature wireless I2M IMU contains 8GB memory and you can synchronize up to 32 motion trackers.
  • NexGen announces the release of MVTA Multimedia Video Task Analysis® Version 3.

May 2010

  • NexGen celebrated its 15th year in May 2010. We would like to thank our thousands of customers and users as well as our partners for our success.

April 2010

  • NexGen is exhibiting at the AHFE international, 3rd International Conference on Applied Ergonomics, Miami, Florida, USA, July 19-22, 2010.

February 2010

NexGen will be exhibiting at the:

  • 16th biannual Canadian Society of Biomechanics/Société Canadienne de Biomécanique (CSB/SCB) conference to be held on Queen's University campus from June 9 to 12, 2010.
    http://csb-scb-2010.ca/

January 2010

NexGen will be exhibiting at the:

  • 3rd Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) International Conference 2010 and the affiliated 1st International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, 1st International Conference on Applied Digital Human Modeling and the 13th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing to be held in Miami, July 17-20, 2010.
    www.ahfe2010.org/

November 2009

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the 7th Ontario Biomechanics Conference . The conference will be held March 12 to 14, 2010 at Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie, Ontario. The NexGen Ergonomics Occupational Biomechanics student paper award winner will also be awarded and is designed to recognize excellent student research in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.

May 2009

NexGen will be exhibiting at:

  • Association of Canadian Ergonomists, XLth Annual Conference
    Loews Le Concorde Hotel, Quebec City, September 14-17, 2009
    www.ace-ergocanada.ca

January 2009

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the Ontario Biomechanics Conference 2009. The conference will be held March 13 to 15, 2009 at Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie, Ontario. The NexGen Ergonomics Occupational Biomechanics student paper award winner will also be awarded and is designed to recognize excellent student research in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.

November 2008

  • NexGen Ergonomics release HumanCAD version 1.2.

July 2008

  • NexGen Ergonomics adds Ascension Technology Corporation MotionStar Wireless LITE, 3D Guidance driveBAY and 3D Guidance trakSTAR.

June 2008

  • NexGen Ergonomics signs agreement to distribute AnyBody Technology products in North America.

May 2008

NexGen will be exhibiting at:

  • Applied Human Factors & Ergonomics Conference, 2nd international conference,
    Caesars Place, Las Vegas, Nevada, Booth #208, July 14-17, 2008

  • Applied Ergonomics Conference 2009, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada,
    March 23-26, 2009

April 2008

  • NexGen releases X-Analyzer. X-Analyzer was developed by NexGen Ergonomics and maps Xsens systems using the XM-B with MTx sensors to segments such as trunk, pelvis, arms etc for up to 15 MTx sensors.

February 2008

NexGen will be exhibiting at:

  • SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference, June 17-19, 2008, Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    www.sae.org/events/dhm/

  • ACE Annual Conference, Chateau Cartier, Aylmer, Quebec, October 5-8, 2008.
    www.ace-ergocanada.ca

January 2008

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the Ontario Biomechanics Conference 2008. The conference will be held March 14 to 16, 2008 at Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie, Ontario. The NexGen Ergonomics student award winner will also be awarded and is designed to recognize excellent student research in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.

    See www.uoguelph.ca/~obc/main.htm more information.

November 2007

  • New Moven software and hardware updates from Xsens Technologies. Moven Studio 2.0 offers a range of new user options, including extended capturing rates (up to 120Hz), scaling to the subjects' dimensions and various export and streaming options. These features allow researchers and developers to get more accurate measurements and easier access to the 3D motion data captured with Moven.

    By improving the cable quality and the wireless communication components, the system's robustness and reliability have been further enhanced.

  • NexGen announces HumanCAD Version 1.1 with ErgoTools and MAC OS support. Read the press release and product information.

October 2007

  • NexGen is proud to be a sponsor of the TCNJ (The College of New Jersey) Baja Team. The Mini-Baja is an intercollegiate competition pitting the best engineers of each school against one another in a multi-faceted design challenge. The Society of automotive Engineers (SAE) has hosted the competition since 1976. The goal of the competition is for students to design, build, finance, and race a single person all terrain vehicle.

  • NexGen is exhibiting at ACE's 38th Annual Conference at the Marriott Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario, October 14-17, 2007.

  • NexGen is exhibiting at the 11th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference, March 11-14, 2008, Rosen Center, Orlando, Florida.

  • NexGen adds the new Ametek DFX force gauge.

September 2007

  • NexGen releases and enhanced Series 3 accelerometer for its VATS human vibration analysis system. These new accelerometers offer more frequency cut-off options.

June 2007

  • Shipments of the new W4X8 DataLOG with telemetry commence.

March 2007

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at the 10th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Dallas Texas.

October 2006

  • NexGen is pleased to announce that it is a sponsor of bcpe.org.

September 2006

  • NexGen starts shipping its new 1000g accelerometer for its VATS (Vibration Analysis Tool Set).

August 2006

  • NexGen concludes agreement to distribute Mark-10 force and torque products to ergonomics market worldwide.

July 2006

  • NexGen announces Xsens Moven which captures the full 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) body motion of a human in real-time.

  • NexGen announces 1000g Series 3 accelerometer for its VATS (Vibration Analysis Tool Set).

June 2006

March 2006

  • NexGen Ergonomics Announces Vibration Analysis Toolset™ (VATS) Version 3

February 2006

  • NexGen releases ErgoMaster 4.0 with the new Biomechanics Analyst which interfaces with the University of Michigan 3D SSPP V5.0.5

  • NexGen will also be exhibiting at the following conferences in 2006:
    • 14th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB2006), August 16-19, 2006 at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    • Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference, ACE 37th Annual Conference / 37e Congrès Annuel, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, October 22-25, 2006.

January 2006

  • NexGen adds various Sphygmomanometers models

  • NexGen signs agreement to distribute Xsens products in all of the Americas (North, Central and South America) and in select countries worldwide.

December 2005

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the Ontario Biomechanics Conference 2006. The conference will be held March 3, 4 and 5 at the Holiday Inn, Barrie, Ontario. The NexGen Ergonomics Student Awards will also be awarded and are designed to recognize excellent student research in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.

October 2005

  • NexGen announces the release of the new FSA 4D software with numerous features including:
    • Video synchronization
    • WIFI
    • Easily add temperature, shear and photos to the same file
    • Track over time key pressure statistics in one or multiple areas
    • Arrange the FSA display the way you like it and save it as a template with the new Flexi Pane design
    • Create custom client (or product test) information forms tailored to your specific needs
    • Custom report creation

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at:

    9th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference
    March 6-9, 2006
    Orlando, FL

September 2005

  • NexGen announces DataLOG II memory has been expanded to 1GB and the new DataLINK with sampling rates up to 5Khz per channel and ability to synchronize 4 DataLINKs for a total of 32 analog channels.

July 2005

  • Tele-Infiniti released for ProComp2 and ProComp Infinti products. Users can use this telemetry option for distances up to 35 feet.

May 2005

  • NexGen is pleased to announce that it has turned 10 years old. In our first decade we have grown considerably and look forward to our second decade. We have exciting products in R&D and expect to make significant announcements in 2006.

March 2005

  • Ontario Biomechanics Conference 2005 was held in Barrie, Ontario on February 18-20, 2005. The NexGen Ergonomics Award winner was Alejandra Flores, an undergraduate student from the University of Toronto (finalists: Diane Gregory, University of Waterloo and Robert Jack, University of Guelph).


    NexGen Ergonomics Award Winner Alejandra Flores
    receiving her award from Dr. Peter Keir.

  • NexGen adds several new Ametek Chatillon gauges and dynamometers: MSE-100, DFE-E, DFS, DFS-R

January 2005

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the Ontario Biomechanics Conference 2005. The conference will be held February 18, 19 and 20th at the Holiday Inn, Barrie, Ontario. The NEXGEN ERGONOMICS student award winner will also be awarded and is designed to recognize excellent student research in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics. See www.yorku.ca/pjkeir/OBC2005/ for more information.

  • NexGen releases ManneQuinELITE Version 1.2 and ManneQuinPRO Version 10.2

November 2004

  • NexGen adds Baseline mechanical pinch gauges, hydraulic wrist/forearm dynamometer and skinfold calipers.

  • NexGen adds Skyndex® skinfold caliper.

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at the following conferences in 2005:

    • Applied Ergonomics
      March 21-24, 2005
      New Orleans, Louisiana

    • Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference
      August 15-18, 2005
      Halifax, Nova Scotia

    • HFES 49th Annual Meeting
      Sept. 26-30, 2005
      Orlando, Florida

October 2004

  • NexGen announces the new MSC and FCE series gauges from Ametek-Chatillon for muscle strength testing and ergonomic analysis. The following gauges have been discontinued: MSE100, DFM, DFIS, CSD200, CSD300 and CSD500.

September 2004

  • NexGen releases ManneQuinELITE™.

  • NexGen adds Gollehon Extendable Goniometer, Lafayette Hand Dynamometer and Chest Depth Caliper. See our Medical Products section for product information.

January 2004

  • NexGen announces new Series 2 accelerometers for its VATS 2000 human vibration analysis solution.

December 2003

  • NexGen Ergonomics Announces Distribution Agreement with Ascension Technology Corporation.

  • NexGen announces the new Optotrak Certus system from Northern Digital Inc.

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the Ontario Biomechanics Conference 2004. The conference will be held February 27, 28 and 29th at the Holiday Inn, Barrie, Ontario. The NEXGEN ERGONOMICS student award winner will also be awarded and is designed to recognize excellent student research in occupational biomechanics and ergonomics.

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at the following conferences in 2004:

    • Applied Ergonomics
      March 8-11, 2004
      Orlando, Florida
    • Digital Human Modeling
      June 15-17, 2004
      Rochester, Michigan
    • HFES 48th Annual Meeting
      Sept. 20-24, 2004
      New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Association of Canadian Ergonomists
      2004 Conference

      October 18-21, 2004
      Windsor, Ontario

November 2003

  • NexGen purchases OrthoImager from Med-Data Systems.

  • NexGen announces the release of the Infiniti technology platform for physiological, biofeedback and other applications.

  • NexGen announces the Biometrics Ltd. E-LINK V900S system.

October 2003

  • NexGen Announces ManneQuinPRO™ V9.0.

  • NexGen announces new low cost Compact Force Gauge CFG 110lb digital model.

  • NexGen adds Baseline electronic push-pull dynamometers and force gauges as well as Chatillon's new DMG200 and DMG500 push-pull dynamometers.

August 2003

  • NexGen Ergonomics new HumanCAD.com website goes live as part of its ongoing expansion of its human modeling software solutions.

July 2003

  • NexGen adds Baseline goniometers, inclinometers and other products.

June 2003

  • NexGen Ergonomics Announces ErgoImager™ V1.0.

  • NexGen Ergonomics Announces ManneQuinELITE™ V1.0

May 2003

  • NexGen purchases ErgoMaster from Med-Data Systems.

  • NexGen announces new Ametek DG and LG series of gauges.

April 2003

March 2003

  • NexGen adds Baseline push-pull hydraulic dynamometers and gauges.

February 2003

  • NexGen announces FSA Intelligent Sensor Series.

  • NexGen adds Baseline dynamometers and tensiometers.

January 2003

  • NexGen expands line of FSA products to include temperature sensing solutions.

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at the following conferences in 2003:

    • Applied Ergonomics
      March 11-13, 2003
      Dallas, Texas
    • Digital Human Modeling
      June 2003
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • HFES 47th Annual Meeting
      October 13-17, 2003
      Denver, Colorado
    • Association of Canadian Ergonomists
      October 15-18, 2003
      London, Ontario, Canada

December 2002

  • NexGen announces distribution agreement with Northern Digital Inc. for their advanced Optotrak 3D motion measurement system.

November 2002

  • NexGen adds FSA Hand Sensor Array.

October 2002

  • NexGen announces Biometrics 8-channel DataLOG2 with expansion to 32 channels via additional DataLOG2 units. Sampling rate is 5000Hz/channel. Built-in storage has been expanded to 128MB per unit.

September 2002

  • NexGen adds several Ametek analogue and digital force gauges as well as the new Tekscan Multiple Handle ELF system to its extensive force measurement product line.

July 2002

May 2002

  • NexGen Ergonomics commences customer shipments of ManneQuinBE version 2.5.

April 2002

March 2002

February 2002

  • NexGen announces that it will be exhibiting at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in Baltimore, March 2002, AIHC in San Diego, June 2002, Human Factors & Ergonomics Conference in Baltimore, September 2002, and the Association of Canadian Ergonomists and Applied Ergonomics conference in Banff Alberta, October 2002.

January 2002

December 2001

November 2001

  • NexGen adds Biometrics' P100 precision pinchmeter and G100 dynamometer accessories to DataLOG and DataLINK systems.

April 2001

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at the FORD/CAW Ergonomic Fair on May 8 and 9 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

January 2001

  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the Malaysian Ergonomics 2001 Conference. The focus will be Safety and Healthy Workplaces for better productivity and efficiency and will be held in Penang, Malaysia on April 17, 2001.

  • NexGen is pleased to be a sponsor of the Applied Ergonomics Conference March 11-15, 2001 in Orlando. The conference is devoted to sharing successful ergonomics applications, including over 100 presentations in a four-track format. For more information see www.appliedergo.org

December 2000

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in Orlando, March 2001, Human Factors & Ergonomics Conference in Minneapolis, October 2001, and the Association of Canadian Ergonomists conference in Montreal, October 2001.

October 2000

  • NexGen is pleased to be a sponsor of the Third Annual BEACON Symposium on Advances in Biodynamics and Ergonomics. This will be held at the University of Connecticut on October 27, 2000. Topics include Job Re-design, Product Development, Medical Diagnosis and Intervention. Keynote address by Charles Jeffres, Assistant Secretary of Labor and Director of OSHA.

    For more information contact Jane Mussehl at (860) 297-5364.

August 2000

  • NexGen Ergonomics is proud to support a series of three workshops in the United States in 2001 on Healthy Computing: Skills to Prevent Repetitive Motion Injury with the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE). The workshops are led by Erik Peper, PhD and Katherine Hughes Gibney, co-authors of the recently published Healthy Computing with Muscle Biofeedback. For more information please visit the BFE Web site at www.bfe.org.

May 2000

  • NexGen announces several new products including new Lumbar Motion Monitor software called Lumbar ProSoft, ErgoIntelligence, and ErgoMaster Version 3.0. See our Press Release and Product sections.

March 2000

  • NexGen is pleased to be a sponsor of Rehabilitation Management Conference 2000 which will be held May 12 and 13, 2000 at the Executive Inn Hotel, Coquitlam, British Columbia. This multidisciplinary conference will present keynotes and workshops aimed at providing health care workers with the knowledge to apply facts. This conference is, co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University's Geraldine & Tong Louie Centre for Rehabilitation, Ergonomics and Human Performance, the Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (CARP-BC) and the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.

February 2000

  • NexGen is pleased to announce new customers in Spain, France, Greece, Malaysia, India, Taiwan, and United Kingdom.

  • NexGen launches Ergonomics Employment Center focusing on ergonomics related jobs. Corporations, universities, and government may contact our marketing department for rate information.

January 2000

  • Mr. David Pinchefsky, President of NexGen Ergonomics, will speak at the 20th annual CSIE (Canadian Society of Industrial Engineering) Conference to be held in Quebec, Canada. The topic will be "Integrating Human Factors Technologies in Engineering Design in the New Millennium".

December 99

  • NexGen will be exhibiting at the AIHCE (American Industrial Hygiene Association) in Orlando, May 2000 and the IEA (International Ergonomics Association) conference in San Diego July 2000.

  • Earlier this year NexGen exhibited at:
    • IIE-Solutions (Institute of Industrial Engineers) conference, Phoenix, May 99
    • AIHCE, Toronto, June 99
    • HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) Houston, September 99
    • ACE (Association of Canadian Ergonomics) Ottawa/Hull, October 99

  • NexGen adds AMETEK ACCUFORCE Torque-Chek Digital Static Torque Gauge to its extensive product line.

November 99

  • NexGen is pleased to announce new customers for its products in the following countries: Australia, Columbia, Chile, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

October 99

  • NexGen is pleased to announce several new users of the MVTA (Multimedia Video Task Analysis) system. These include Chrysler, UAW, Purdue University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, North Carolina A&T University, University of Connecticut, University of Michigan, PennState University, North Carolina State University, and Ohio State University.

September 99

  • NexGen announces several new products. See our Press Release and Product Sections.

February 99

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison Ergonomics Analysis and Design Consortium held its first annual meeting on January 28th at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Hamilton Laboratories in Cincinnati, OH. Participants included, NIOSH-Cincinnati, NIOSH-Pittsburgh, NCR Corporation, State of Washington Department of Labor and Purdue University.

    Ongoing development and enhancements of the MVTA software were discussed. Consortium Director, Professor Robert Radwin, indicated that many of the useful suggestions and enhancements provided by consortium member institutions would be incorporated into future updates of the commercial versions of the MVTA product.

    For further information about MVTA and consortium membership visit: mvta.engr.wisc.edu/eadc/consortium.htm

  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles released. This software dictionary allows users to easily access 35,000 US Dept. Of Labor Occupational/Job titles and descriptions.

November 97

  • NexGen continues to lead all HumanCAD SuperVARs in ManneQuinPRO license sales.

October 97

  • NexGen Ergonomics Inc. creates new subsidiary NexGen Medical Systems to market clinical and outcome measurement systems. Products include OrthoImager, EMG and physiological measurement systems.

September 97

  • NexGen demonstrates 8 channel ProComp Telemetry for Ergonomics at HFES Albequerque.