NexGen Newsletter - Spring 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 celebrated its 15th year in May 2010. We would like to thank our thousands of customers and users as well as our partners for our success.

This year NexGen has also further expanded its engineering staff and we expect to be making several additional product announcements in the next year as a result.

NexGen will be exhibiting at the Canadian Society for Biomechanics 16th biannual meeting. See us at booth #8 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, June 9-12, 2010.

NexGen is also exhibiting at the AHFE international, 3rd International Conference on Applied Ergonomics, Miami, Florida, USA, July 19-22, 2010.

NexGen Ergonomics is pleased to have been a sponsor of the Ontario Biomechanics Conference 2010. The conference was held at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre in Barrie, Ontario. The NexGen Ergonomics Occupational Biomechanics Award was presented at this conference.

Ergonomics and Biomechanics Products

Biometrics Ltd. Products

New Force Plate FP4

The new Biometrics Force Plate FP4 has a capacity of 250Kg (The FP3 is 100Kg) and provides the researcher 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.

Each Force Plate consists of a sandwich of 2 uniform precision metal plates, with 4 load cells mounted between them.

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Customers can upgrade their P3X8 DataLOG units to the new W4X8 with 2GB of memory and Bluetooth capability as well as upgrade their Analysis software to the latest versions.

Contact NexGen for upgrade pricing.

Mecmesin Products

The new Compact Force Gauge CFG+ now has data output capability at a low price.

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Mark-10 Products

The all-new Series 5 digital force gauges are now available. Series 5 gauges feature an industry-leading peak sampling rate of 7,000 Hz, accuracy of ±0.1%, USB outputs, data storage of 1,000 readings with statistics and output to a PC, a large backlit LCD and much more. The gauge also features a unique reversible housing, to permit either handheld use or test stand mounting.

Additional features include an analog load bar graph, averaging mode, external trigger mode, configurable audio alarms and key tones, password protection, and more.

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The Series 5 digital force gauge is now included in the new Series EK5 Ergonomics Kits providing advanced capability at an economical price. New available kits are:

Model EK5-200 (200 lb)
Model EK5-500 (500 lb)

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The BG gauge has been discontinued and replaced by the new Series 5.

AnyBody Modeling System

The AnyBody Modeling System version 4.2 and the associated version 1.2 of the model repository have just been released. Some of the new features are:

  • New functionality to view and work with C3D files for motion analysis
  • New facilities for viewing the model
  • Easier editing and setting of model parameters
  • Ability to add weights on soft kinematic constraints to handle occluded markers from motion capture data
  • Capability of modeling pathological co-contraction of muscles by adding auxiliary constraints in the muscle recruitment

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Medical Products

Thought Technology Products

Announcing the New EKG Receiver for Polar™ Belt

The EKG Receiver for Polar™ belt (SA9330)* is a new sensor designed by Thought Technology that can detect the heart rate of a user from the Polar transmitter belt** T31 or T31c that the user wears around the chest. Benefits Include:

  • Wireless transmission from the belt transmitter to the EKG receiver, thus no electrodes are needed.
  • Heart beat signal is less prone to movement or EMG artifacts, and is very stable, so you have freedom of movement.
  • Polar transmitter belts are slim and light, easy to position on the chest, fully water resistant and designed for all weather conditions.
  • The EKG Receiver works with any channel set in BioGraph Infiniti that has either a BVP or an EKG sensor.

* Pending CE and Health Canada approval.
** Polar transmitter belt T31 or T31c is not provided by NexGen and must be purchased separately.

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BioGraph 5.1 Software

The New BioGraph Infiniti 5.1 is fully compatible with Windows 7. Free update for customers who already own BioGraph Infiniti 4.0 or 5.0.

Upgrade to BioGraph Infiniti 5.1 if you are still using version 3.1 or lower. Get a 50% discount on your upgrade price if you purchase a Physiology, EEG or Rehab Suite.

Fabrication Enterprise Products


DISCRIM-A-GON consists of 2 separate 2-point discriminator octagons (D1 and D2). Each octagon measures a different range of 8 labeled fixed 2-point intervals ranging from 1 mm to 25 mm for accurate and consistent measurements.

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New Baseline Absolute+Axis™ Goniometer

Absolute+Axis™ 360° Baseline standard or HiRes 12" Goniometer (with built in Absolute+Axis™).

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Push-Pull Attachment for Hydraulic Gauge

Converts hydraulic hand dynamometers into a push-pull gauge/dynamometer.

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Pointe Claire (Montreal), Quebec  H9R 4S2


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