NexGen Newsletter - Fall 2009

NexGen Ergonomics Inc. continues to expand its world leading product line with several new and updated products for ergonomic analysis, design and research, biomechanics and medical applications. Information can be found at our website in both our News and Products sections.
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NexGen has several job openings in our engineering group.
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Ergonomics and Biomechanics Products

Biometrics Ltd. Products

The new SX230-1000 EMG preamplifier is smaller than the previous SX230. Both sensors can be used together with either a DataLOG or DataLINK.

Also released is the new SX230FW EMG preamplifier for use with disposable electrodes.

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The new FP3 ForcePlate can be used with the DataLOG, DataLINK, and K800.

The FP3 is a small lightweight single axis force plate designed for maximum portability and versatility of application. The FP3 ForcePlate measures as little as the touch of a finger through to full standing weight bearing. The small size allows use in any position for upper or lower extremity measurements.

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Customers are reminded to check for updates if on maintenance.

We wish to remind customers who wish to upgrade to HumanCAD that upgrade credits are available to customers of ManneQuinPRO Versions 7 through 10.2, ManneQuinBE and ManneQuinELITE. The value of these credits is reduced each December 31st.

AnyBody Modeling System™ Version 4.1

Version 4.1 of the AnyBody Modeling System contains ground-breaking new technology for handling redundant kinematic constraints. This simplifies the driving of models by motion capture data significantly and improves accuracy.

Version 4.1 of the AMS will contain a new algorithm for handling kinematically over-determinate systems. This new feature allows for a smoother workflow between motion capture studies and advanced musculoskeletal analysis in AnyBody, applicable for full body simulations rather than just the lower extremity.

The benefit of this new Kinematically Over-determinate Systems Solver (KOSS) is that it optimizes motion and model parameters simultaneously, e.g. marker locations and bone lengths.

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Mark-10 Products

New miniature wedge grip (G1062); This compact self-tightening grip with a capacity of 100 lb (500 N) is ideal for a range of low force tensile testing of small samples. The serrated steel jaws are easily opened with a spring-loaded lever. Use this grip with a test stand and force gauge to create a complete testing system.

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Ergonomics Testing Kits Series MKB
These new kits include the BG digital force gauge and make job task analysis and ergonomics analysis simple and accurate, ideal for workplace design, physical therapy, and ergonomic studies. These kits present the ergonomist and other professionals with a simple and economical testing solution.

These kits come with a 3-year parts and labor warranty.

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FSA Force Sensing Solutions

With the recent release of FSA 4 version 4.0.225 there are new features that simplify and enhance the use of FSA pressure mapping.

The new software will install over your existing FSA 4 settings in a matter of minutes.

Improvements include:

  • Simplified frame selection techniques for easier report building and printing
  • More intuitive scan and record buttons with new playback buttons
  • Improved creep correction protocols

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MVN BIOMCH is a camera-less 3D human motion measurement system. Being fully ambulatory, MVN BIOMCH enables biomechanics measurements to take place in the actual setting without the usual restrictions imposed by laboratory setups.

The MVN BIOMCH system comes with full-body straps maximizing contact while minimizing skin motion artefact.

With the addition of synchronization with video data and a camera optimized for use in MVN BIOMCH Studio, users can verify data quickly and easily. Joint angle and centre of mass output (real-time and as data variables) saves calculation time and effort. Sensor data is available for advanced users and C3D data is provided for users who are more accustomed to tracking marker information.

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General Information

  • The 2010 Applied Ergonomics Conference will be held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas, USA on March 22 - 25, 2010.
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  • NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to be a sponsor of the Ontario Biomechanics Conference 2010. The conference will be held at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie, Ontario, Canada on March 12-14, 2010. The NexGen Ergonomics Occupational Biomechanics award will be presented at this conference.
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Contact Us

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6600 Trans Canada Highway, Suite 750
Pointe Claire (Montreal), Quebec  H9R 4S2


Telephone: (514) 685-8593
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