NexGen Newsletter - Fall 2010

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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Corporate News

NexGen Ergonomics will be exhibiting at the Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo
March 21-24, 2011, Hilton Orlando, Florida
NexGen is pleased to be a Corporate Conference Partner of this conference.

General Ergonomics News

2011 Applied Ergonomics Conference & Expo

The 2011 Applied Ergonomics Conference & Expo, presented by GOErgo, The Global Organization of Ergonomics, will be held March 21-24, 2011 in Orlando, FL. This international ergonomics conference will feature more than 70 educational sessions, industry-leading keynote speakers and interesting and informative exhibitors.

A new tract has been added this year: Applied Ergonomics Research - learn about academic research on real-world ergonomic issues. A series of presentations by researchers from institutions with applied ergonomic research will discuss new approaches they have used to measure, analyze and reduce ergonomic risk factors in the workplace.

A meeting is planned at AEC 2011 focusing on further expansion to include more international interaction by attendees, speaker's opportunities and student programs. If you are interested in participating in this discussion, please contact Carol Le Blanc at

Your organization can enter the annual prestigious Ergo Cup® competition and showcase your company's successful ergonomic solutions. To win one of the competition's awards, companies can submit their application for consideration. The three categories including: Team Driven Workplace Solutions; Engineering/Ergonomist-Driven Workplace Solutions; and Ergonomic Program Improvement Initiatives; winners of the Ergo Cup® will be announced during the conference. The deadline for applications is Nov. 22, 2010.

Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Practitioner of the Year recognizes achievements in the creative application of ergonomics. Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Student of the Year award recognizes achievements in the application or research in ergonomics. These awards have a monetary value. Nominations are being accepted until Nov. 30, 2010.

With NexGen Ergonomics as a Corporate Conference Partner, AEC is offering a $100 conference registration discount to attendees that did not attend AEC in 2010. To apply for the discounted rate, please refer to discount code DGEN11 when registering.

Please visit the conference website to register.

New Papers Added to Research Trends

Additional papers have been added to Research Trends under Lumbar Postural Analysis.


Ergonomics and Biomechanics Products

New I2M Motion Tracking Product Line

Our I2M (IMUs to Motion) family of products provides an unmatched choice of sensors, features and expandability. All our sensors while smaller than a typical wristwatch contain 8GB of memory. All sensors allow the customer to change the settings to either 2g or 6g depending on their needs without having to purchase multiple sensors. Our SXT series allow up to 24 sensors to be used either individually or together with all sensors being synchronized.

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HM-Analyzer captures motion orientation data real-time for up to 18 SXT sensors. The user can map SXTs to selected joint segments such as trunk, pelvis, arms, etc.

HM-Analyzer maps segments or joints of a 3D model skeleton to SXTs and dynamically displays axes of orientation of mapped segments or joints and dynamically displays Euler or Quaternion orientation data as a scrolling 2D graph as well as the skeleton animation.

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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.

Upgrade discount will be reduced as of 12/31/2010.

VATS™ (Vibration Analysis ToolSet)

The new miniature DataLOG is now available for all VATS system configurations.

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MVTA Multimedia Video Task Analysis®

MVTA Version 3

We are pleased to announce the release of MVTA Version 3. The following summarizes the key features and changes from version 2.9:

  • Windows 7 & Vista support
  • New video display library
    • WMV (Windows Media Video) support added
    • Improved frame navigation support of MPEG-2 files
    • Added video navigation shortcuts (speeds searching through video)
  • New breakpoint editing Features
    • Added Forward ReAlign (Ctrl-F) and Backward Realign (Ctrl-B) – Move the previous or next breakpoint to the current cursor location
    • When annotation panel is visible, pressing the "Insert" key enter text input mode for annotation and press Enter will end annotation text input mode and return to analysis mode.
  • More User preferences/customizations setting saved
    • Mainwindow Size and Location
    • Task Analysis window Size and Location
    • Annotation Panel state in Task Analysis window
    • Data Analysis window state
    • MDF and MDT files can now be saved to previous MVTA version formats
  • Addition of new report, magnitude report, numerical value and its units can be associated with events.
  • Productivity Features
    • Support added for the Focus Enhancement CommandPost Video Window control interface.
    • When opening a video file, if the video file name and MDF filename are the same except the ext. and in the same directory, the MDF file will now also be open.
  • Support for third party data files
    • A conversion program is available at an extra cost to convert Biometrics .log files so that captured data such as EMG or goniometry data can be displayed in the biomechanical analysis of MVTA. A synchronization method is required by the user in order to establish the starting point of the video and the data stream.
    • The user can now import other signal data such as EMG to be displayed with the video using a standard text file format. A synchronization method is required by the user in order to establish the starting point of the video and the data stream.
  • Various issues corrected

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Mark-10 Products

Series 4 Gauge

The new Series 4 gauges have been released.

Series 4 digital force gauges are designed for tension and compression force testing in numerous applications across virtually every industry, with capacities from 0.12 lb to 500 lb (0.5 N to 2500 N). The gauges feature a sampling rate of 3,000 Hz, producing accurate results under a wide range of test conditions. Accuracy is ±0.2% of full scale ±1 digit, and resolution is 1/2000.

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Series 4 gauges include MESUR Lite data acquisition software.

MESUR™ Lite Basic Data Collection Software

MESUR™ Lite is a basic data collection program included with all new Mark-10 gauges with outputs. MESUR™ Lite tabulates continuous or single point data from a gauge. Data saved in the gauge's memory can also be downloaded in bulk. One-click export to Excel allows for further data manipulation.

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Biometrics Ltd. Products

Miniature DataLOG

The new DataLOG MWX8 is the latest in data acquisition technology developed to meet the needs of researchers for portable data collection and ambulatory monitoring in human performance, sports science, medical research, industrial ergonomics, gait laboratories, & educational settings.

Weighing 60% less than previous devices, at 129g, the DataLOG MWX8 can be worn on the arm or leg in addition to the traditional belt/waist placement. This miniaturized technology is by far the most powerful portable data acquisition device available.

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Analysis Software

New version 8 Analysis Software (for DataLOG MWX8, W4X8, P3X8 and DataLINK DLK900 & DLK800) includes the following new features:

  • Windows 7 compatible - DataLOG only
  • Windows Vista & XP compatible - both DataLOG & DataLINK
  • Enhanced data export
  • Data extrapolation when different sampling frequencies have been used
  • Data sub sampling for large data files

Force Plates

New FP3 & FP4 ForcePlates (for DataLOG MWX8, W4X8, P3X8 and DataLINK DLK900 & DLK800):

  • FP3: full scale 0-100 kg
  • FP4: full scale 0-250 kg

The Biometrics Ltd range of ForcePlates are focused to the needs of the researcher providing high precision, versatility and ease of use. Direct connection to the Bluetooth DataLOG, the tethered DataLINK or the tethered General Amplifier K800 enables data capture and analysis of vertical component of reaction force in a wide variety of applications.

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Thought Technology Voltage Isolator 4

The Voltage Isolator 4 Infiniti is an interface device that provides electrical isolation. It allows Thought Technology's systems to be safely interfaced with analog outputs of line-powered systems, such as computers with DAC cards, Isokinetic dynamometers, or force platforms.

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Announcing the Xsens MTw™ wireless 3D motion tracker

The MTw is a small, accurate wireless 3D motion tracker. The MTw uses the unique Awinda™ radio protocol developed by Xsens. This technology ensures that data from up to 32 MTw's is time-synchronized (better than 10 μs between each MTw) in a wireless body-area network.

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Medical Products

Thought Technology Products

We are pleased to announce the release of the following new products: Reaction Time Suite and CardioPro Infiniti specialized off-line HRV analysis module.

Reaction Time

The Reaction Time Suite (SA7945) is the newest BioGraph Infiniti suite just released by Thought Technology. It provides highly accurate measurements of reaction time, and includes two distinct parts: continuous performance testing (CPT) and sports-related reaction time training. The Suite includes Single, Variable (Go/NoGo) and Choice protocols as well as statistics on errors of commission and errors of omissions, with time-locked physiology and event-related categorization for responses. Ideal for these applications:

  • Continuous Performance Assessment and Training
    • Pre and post assessment for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback training
    • Reaction time training
  • Sports/Peak Performance
  • Other applications:
    • General Reaction Time
    • General Stress Control
    • Education and Research

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Cardiopro Infiniti

Cardiopro Infiniti (SA7590) is a specialized off-line HRV analysis module for BioGraph Infiniti, which installs as an add-on to an existing BioGraph Infiniti system - and provides users with reviewing and analysis capabilities for HRV sessions that were originally only available in specialized software programs and in the previous CardioPro software.


  • No exporting required: The module installs over an existing BioGraph system and accesses BioGraph sessions directly.
  • Works in conjunction with your existing feedback suites or sessions containing EKG or BVP sensor data.
  • Works with exported IBI data from other software.
  • Follows the published standards: HRV metrics are based on the guidelines published by the Task Force of The European Society of Cardiology and The North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology in 1996.
  • Produces a comprehensive statistical analysis, including SDNN, SDANN, NN50, pNN50, RMSSD, absolute or relative power for VLF, LF and HF (in power units or normalized units).
  • Comes with thorough documentation.
  • Computes HRV metrics with statistics for accessory physiological signals such as skin conductance, temperature and EMG to provide a complete understanding of the client's physiology.

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Thought Technology's Passive InfraRed HEadGear™ System

We re pleased to announce the upcoming release of the TT-pIR system. The pIR system comes with hardware and a mini suite, which works with the current version of BioGraph Infiniti software.

Thought Technology's latest innovation - TT-pIR HEadGear device - incorporates two very sensitive and highly accurate passive infrared (pIR) sensors mounted on a lightweight, ergonomic headset to provide responsive and unimpeded monitoring and training of radiated infrared temperature emission, over the frontal area.

The TT-pIR HEadGear system comes with a TT-pIR Mini Suite* software, is ready for use on the Infiniti platform with ProComp2™, ProComp5 Infiniti™, ProComp Infiniti™, and FlexComp Infiniti™.

*Note: TT-pIR Min Suite requires BioGraph 5.1.1. or later.
Customers who have previous versions will need to upgrade to the latest 5.1.1 version.


  • Fast, easy, non-invasive method of assessing temperature changes in forehead region
  • Allows training of infrared temperature emission with real-time biofeedback
  • Perfect adjunct to neurofeedback, either as a precursor or parallel modality

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