NexGen Newsletter - Fall 2016

Our current newsletter contains highlights of NexGen Ergonomics Inc.'s latest product updates, specific technical notes and other corporate information.

Our world leading product line is continuously being updated and expanded with several new products for ergonomic analysis, design and research, biomechanics and medical applications.

Corporate News

NexGen will be exhibiting at:

  • Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) 47th annual conference, October 17-20 2016, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), July 17-21 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles CA, USA

Ergonomics and Biomechanics Products


HumanCAD Version 4.0 was released in June 2016.

New features include:

  • Improved skinning algorithms
  • Ability to attach objects together
  • Ranges of motion editor and ability to save and reuse custom ranges of motion databases
  • Ambinocular and Binocular vision are both supported
  • Option to have the manipulator stay in the world reference frame orientation while manipulating an object
  • Ability to modify the display color of the mesh on objects that are imported
  • New in the Advanced Feature Set add-on module (AFS):
    • Comfort Zones; 3D reach clouds are now also painted on a surface of a workstation
    • New animation capability which allows users to create movements for mannequins and objects by selecting posture, position and orientation for each key frame as well as collision detection and attached objects support.

For all customers who are on annual maintenance and have not yet received this version, please contact to obtain this update.

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Biometrics Ltd.

We are pleased to announce the release of the new DataLITE product line. The initial response has been very positive with several orders received.

DataLITE sensors are completely wireless allowing total freedom of movement, real-time joint angular movement, EMG analysis and many other associated physiological measurements.

DataLITE Goniometers

Using the same technology as in Biometrics Ltd's world standard electrogoniometers for dynamic joint movement measurement - the new Biometrics Ltd wireless twin-axis goniometers incorporate a wireless transmitter to send data directly to the computer for display, analysis saving and export or transferring to custom applications in real-time. DataLITE goniometers can be used alone or with other DataLITE sensors.


The LE230 wireless EMG sensor gives superb quality of signal and ease of use. With a bandwidth of 5-495 Hz and a built-in 1000 gain amplifier and wireless transmitter, surface EMG signals are collected and sent to the Biometrics software for analysis. EMG data can be synchronized real-time with other DataLITE sensors as part of a complete DataLITE system.

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I2M HM-Analyzer (Human Motion Analyzer)

Version 3.0 has been released. New features include:

  • Webcam support so that the video can be viewed along with the 3D skeleton and displayed data.
  • Added support for data compression when exporting and recording to HDF5.
  • The center of mass and center of gravity has been added to the 3D skeleton display.
  • The performance for importing HDF5 files has been improved.

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FSA Pressure Mapping Solutions

We are pleased to announce our new HSA (Hand Sensor Array) mats. The two new mats are available in high resolution formats (The 64 sensor mat size has been discontinued.). The new mats provide for larger sensing areas and both can be calibrated to 30 psi.

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We are pleased to announce the availability of a free API for customers who purchase the wireless DataPort, the DataPort/Virtual Dataport VDP-API option.

The API allows prospective users to integrate wireless BodiTrak data using wireless or USB connection to their application on Windows, Android and Apple platforms. It can also be used to create complete new applications directly by using the API.

This API will allow customers to obtain sensor pressure values to use with their own applications. The data provided includes the mat SN#, the number of columns and rows in the sensor mat, width and height of the sensor, the minimum and maximum pressure value returned by the sensor, and the units of the pressure values returned by the sensor. Time and frequency data is also provided as well as a variety of other features.

Mark-10 Gauges

Rechargeable Battery for Series 2 Force Gauges

Series 2 force gauges have been redesigned to accept a rechargeable battery, similar to other Mark-10 gauges. Previously, it was available only with a non-rechargeable 9V battery.

This upgrade is effective immediately. All new gauge shipments now include the new electronics, battery, and an AC adapter. The battery and AC adapter are the same as those used with other Mark-10 gauges.

Medical Products

Lafayette Products

The new Lafayette anthropometer models replace 01290 and 01291 models.

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Fabrication Enterprises Products

We are pleased to announce the addition of the following new products:

12-0271 Baseline® Hand Dynamometer
Standard 200 lb Capacity - Reverse Gauge Exercise/Feedback Model

Baseline standard hydraulic hand dynamometer has a 200 pound capacity. Unit has blue body and 2-1/2" analog gauge. Unit has 2 year manufacturer's warranty. Baseline hydraulic hand dynamometer gives accurate grip strength readings without the subject being able to "feel" the handle move. The hand dynamometer provides instantaneous and constant biofeedback.

12-0102 Baseline® Hand Evaluation 7-Piece Set
Features LiTE® 200 lb HHD & 30 lb MPG

Baseline 7-piece LiTE hand evaluation set includes the following instruments stored in a protective carrying case: LiTE 200 pound capacity hydraulic hand dynamometer (red), 30 pound capacity mechanical pinch gauge (blue), 6 inch stainless steel finger goniometer, 2-point discriminator with 3rd point, Wartenburg pinwheel, finger circumference gauge and functional finger motion gauge.

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Contact Us

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


Telephone: (514) 685-8593
Fax: (514) 685-8687

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