NexGen Newsletter - Spring 2008

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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Medical Products:

Ergonomics and Biomechanics Products

Human Modeling Software Solutions

  • We are completing our Beta testing of the MAC OS version of HumanCAD and expect to make it generally available by the end of this quarter. HumanCAD runs on Intel and PPC platforms, on Tiger (OS X 10.4) and Leopard (OS X 10.5).
  • Since May 1, 2007, we have discontinued support for ManneQuinPRO versions V7.0 and V7.1 and earlier or ManneQuinONSITE . Upgrade credits are still available for those users wishing to upgrade to HumanCAD.
  • Upgrade credits are also available to customers of ManneQuinPRO Versions 8 through 10.2 or ManneQuinELITE who wish to upgrade to HumanCAD. The value of these credits will be reduced December 31, 2008.

ErgoImager, HumanCAD ErgoTools and ErgoMaster
and University of Michigan 3DSSPP

The University of Michigan has now made available two week full software trials of their 3DSSPP V5.0.9. This version interfaces with our ErgoImager, HumanCAD ErgoTools and ErgoMaster software products.

Ergonomics Resource Center

Various new reference books and journals have been added at:


X-Analyzer has now been released after being in Beta testing for the past year. 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.

Learn more at:

Xsens Technologies

Xsens Technologies B.V. has announced the release of a new version of the MT Software Development Kit and new firmware for all Xsens Motion Trackers: MTi, MTi-G and MTx.

Xsens offers this free upgrade to Xsens Technologies MT SDK customers.

The software and firmware include strongly improved algorithms for increased performance under various conditions. XKF scenarios are available which contain predefined settings for optimized orientation output in several specific application areas.

In addition, the MT SDK 3.0 contains the new MT Manager and many new features and fixes. For more details and to download the new SDK as well as the firmware visit:

Mecmesin Force and Torque Measurement Products

Mecmesin has released new Orbis and Tornado manual torque testers.

The New Orbis

Available in 1 capacity: 6Nm ( 50 in-lbf). PART # 876-107. The new features are:

  • New Housing: IP 54 rated for liquid splash
  • Lockable units mode
  • 150% overload
  • 5000Hz averaged to 80Hz
  • Accuracy: ± 0.5% full scale
  • Max mode lock
  • Torque Indicator alert bar: As load is applied an indicator bar will appear. When 80% of rated capacity is reached the bar will change appearance alerting the user to watch for overload.
  • Torque sensor overload check

Learn more at:

The New Tornado

Now available in 4 different capacities: 13, 26, 50 and 90 in-lbf. Part numbers are as follows:

13 in-lbf: 876-103
26 in-lbf: 876-104
50 in-lbf: 876-102
90 in-lbf: 876-101

Same features as the Orbis above, including the following:

  • TE (Tamper Evident) Closure testing: can capture slip and bridge torque
  • 5 independent (password set) settings for pass/fail alerts by LED indicator on the Tornado as well as audible alarms. This a great feature for testing numerous kinds of containers! Audible alarms can be set for in/out of tolerance.
  • On board memory: Store up to 500 results
  • 5000Hz averaged to 80Hz or 2000Hz (VERY FAST)
  • Auto Export of results

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Thought Technology

New high-speed wireless option is now available for the FlexComp Infiniti system.

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Medical Products


New accessories added for the Baseline wrist/forearm dynamometer.
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New Absolute+Axis™ attachment for 12" goniometers.
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New measurement tape products.
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Psytech Finger Flexion/Extension Gauge

This unique lightweight plastic pinch gauge measures both finger flexion and extension. Separate scales record each measurement in both pounds and kilograms. Maximum reading remains until reset. Flexion capacity 20 pounds. Extension capacity 5 pounds.

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Thought Technology

Thought Technology has just released a full line of EEG electrodes for neurofeedback and clinical EEG applications. The new cables have completely replaced the previous EEG extender cables. The New TT-EEG electrodes have been designed for comfort, ease of use, flexibility, and durability. They include:

  • Gold-plated and sturdy solid silver single electrodes
  • Ear clips with large gold-plated surfaces
  • Extremely flexible and strong tinsel wires
  • Color coding system on cables, cups and ear clips to provide easy identification and connection
  • Interchangeable and replaceable parts to save on re-order costs

TT-EEG electrodes are available with a 22" cable with industry-standard protected pin DIN connectors at the ends - easy to connect to most equipment. They are available in three kits including a standard Monopolar/Bipolar kit and two add-on kits for customers who want to use a linked ear reference or to make connectivity measurements (for example, coherence or z-scores):

Monopolar/Bipolar Kit (T8750)

This kit allows users to make either monopolar or bipolar single channel measurements. It will be included with new EEG sensor purchases, ProComp2 systems, or sold separately by request. For customers who already have the DIN cable, this kit is also available as T8751 without the DIN cable at a lower cost.

Linked Ear Kit (T8755)

This kit is used in conjunction with one monopolar/bipolar kit (T8750). It allows users to "link" two ear clips using a Y-connector. It is recommended for single EEG sensor purchases for linked ear reference.

Two Channel Connectivity Kit (T8760)

This kit is used in conjunction with two monopolar/bipolar kits (T8750). It allows users to make two-channel measurements with common grounds and references - required when working with connectivity or other two-channel EEG protocols. It is recommended for all purchases of two EEG sensors or two monopolar/bipolar kits - to include the possibility of using bipolar or monopolar channels, linked ears reference, single ground for both channels, or any combination of these configurations.

Learn more about these kits at:


NexGen will be exhibiting at the following conferences:

  • SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference, June 17-19, 2008, Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • ACE Annual Conference, October 5-8, 2008, Chateau Cartier, Aylmer, Quebec.

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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