NexGen Newsletter - Fall 2020

NexGen Ergonomics is a leading worldwide source for software and instrumentation used in ergonomics and biomechanics for analysis, research, design and education.

NexGen also supplies a broad array of medical products.

Our fall newsletter contains information on our latest product updates, specific technical notes and recent corporate news. Information on all our products is available on our website.

General News

NexGen's president David Pinchefsky is involved in the conference planning for IEA 2021 which is scheduled for beautiful Vancouver in July 2021. The Congress will also feature a virtual conference. "Whether we will be meeting in person or online, this international conference which is held every 3 years has historically been a great opportunity to get updated on the latest applications, research and more by outstanding speakers on a variety of topics in our field. I encourage as many as possible of the thousands of recipients of our newsletter to attend."

Please join us at:

21st Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
June 14-17, 2021
Vancouver, Canada
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Corporate News

Since March 1st, most of NexGen Ergonomics' staff has been working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have continued to support our clients worldwide and our engineering and new product development has also continued. Some details on our latest product updates are included in this newsletter.

Ergonomics and Biomechanics Products


We are continuing our development of Version 6. Since our last newsletter, we have added some additional features and changes to this version. This includes the addition of new features to the Views Tab to import pictures or videos as background in the scene which was originally planned for Version 7. Once imported, you can then position mannequins to correspond to postures in the background image. As well, support for the latest 3DSSPP version 7.1.2 will be added to our ErgoTools module.

Testing of our Version 6 Alpha version is continuing. Customers on annual maintenance can contact us if they would like to test this version and to provide feedback. Our customers on maintenance can also wait for the Beta version or the commercial release of this version.

Version 6 will include a new balance feature, more databases and other updates. In ErgoTools we have added the Hand Strength MAE (Maximum Acceptable Efforts) and AFF (Arm Force Field) methods. Additional databases and ROM data have been added to the child module.


We expect to release HM-Analyzer Version 5 this quarter initially as an Alpha version.

This new version will include:

  • Additional file export coordinate options
  • Range of Motion scoring added for the AAOS convention. The user can assign their own ranges of motion to score the movement against now using either ISB or AAOS conventions. This scoring is by segment and the user can assign the joint angle ranges with a corresponding color code assigned by the analyst. Results are displayed as a histogram. The customer will also be able to print the histograms for their movements.
  • New Ergo-Analyzer module with RULA and OWAS

HM-Analyzer runs on Xsens MTw Awinda IMU systems, Xsens MVN systems, APDM and I2M IMUs. Click the links below to learn more.

HM-Analyzer-A (for APDM sensors)
HM-Analyzer-I (for NexGen I2M)
HM-Analyzer-X (for Xsens MTw Awinda)
HM-Analyzer-X (for Xsens MVN)

VATS™ (Vibration Analysis ToolSet)

Our VATS Version 4 Beta has been in testing with various customers and we would like to thank those who participated. We are pleased to confirm that many of the suggestions have been accepted and are being implemented and we expect our next Beta to be released this quarter. Any VATS client can request a trial of our next Beta version and to provide comments.

Our VATS software can also be purchased as a stand-alone software product to import acceleration data to be analyzed from other systems. VATS is available for either hand-arm or whole body analysis. Hand-arm vibration analysis is based on the ISO 5349 and ACGIH standard for hand arm vibration (HAV). Whole body vibration analysis is based on the ISO 2631-1, 2631-5 (2004 and 2018), BS 6841, and ACGIH standard for whole body vibration (WBV).

Our VATS data logger supports multiple accelerometers as well as other sensors such as FSRs.

Click here to learn more.

Biometrics Ltd. Products

Biometrics Ltd has released a new redesigned DataLITE wireless EMG sensor with two powerful additional features, allowing the researcher greater flexibility in adjusting the hardware to meet specific applications.

  • Variable gain
  • Adjustable low pass filter

These extra features allow you to increase the sensitivity of the EMG sensor with a choice of five settings, giving full scale peak to peak measurements ranging from +/- 60 V to +/- 6000 V. Also allowing you to control the bandwidth of the sensor from 10Hz to 250Hz through to 10Hz to 5000Hz.

Click here to learn more.

Mark-10 Force Gauge Products

NexGen is pleased to announce that we are offering a promotion with special discounts on Mark-10 force gauge kits with our ErgoIntelligence MMH EI-MMH-SCM: Snook & Ciriello and Mital Table analysis software until December 22, 2020. Please contact us for promotion details on our various Ergonomic testing kit options.

All Mark-10 products come with a 3-year parts and labor warranty.

Click here to learn more about Mark-10 Force Gauges.
Click here to learn more about Mark-10 Advanced Ergonomics Testing Kits.

Medical Products

Thought Technology Products

The Thought Technology Peak Performance Suite is a complete array of psychophysiological tools designed to help athletes, soldiers, business leaders and artists improve their performance.

The Peak Performance Suite is aimed at professionals with clinical training (sports psychologists, etc.) who specialize in coaching athletes, performing artists or business executives for the purpose of optimizing performance and want to add psychophysiology to their professional services.

Click here to learn more.

Contact Us

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


Telephone: (514) 685-8593
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