NexGen Ergonomics Announces Distribution Agreement for New Industrial LMM (Lumbar Motion Monitor)

Montreal, March 1, 2001 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its distribution agreement with BioDynamics Solutions, Inc. for the new Industrial LMM (Lumbar Motion Monitor). NexGen will market the Industrial LMM worldwide in the ergonomics and related markets.

The new Industrial LMM includes various enhancements to previous versions of the LMM including better accuracy, reduced size, subject size adjustability (eliminating the need for multiple size units) and telemetry. The Industrial Lumbar Motion Monitor was developed by Dr. William S. Marras and follows years of extensive research and development.

NexGen has been pre-marketing the Industrial LMM since last fall on a limited basis and has already received numerous requests for potential purchase. Initial shipments are scheduled for delivery this summer.

The Industrial LMM has numerous applications in industrial ergonomic settings. The Industrial LMM breaks the work into individual job tasks for analysis of the specific range of motion, velocity and acceleration moments on the lumbar spine. The Industrial LMM allows you to compare the task to a normative database of common variables associated with jobs that have a high incidence of low back disorders. These comparisons, combined with the data from the job site assessment, allows you to recommend ergonomic changes. The software is fully Windows compatible and includes assessments based upon the 81 and 91 NIOSH lifting guides and Snook psychophysical tables.

NexGen is the leading distributor and developer of systems for ergonomic and biomechanical job analysis, design & research. These include a variety of software analysis tools performing biomechanical, NIOSH, RULA and other analysis, sEMG analysis systems, data acquisition systems (including goniometers and force sensors), 3D human modeling software, ergonomic design systems, video analysis systems, as well as many other products. NexGen's web site also includes The Ergonomics Resource Center that provides a variety of information resources to industry professionals.

For more information, contact:

David Pinchefsky, B.A.Sc.
NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
Montreal, Canada
Tel: (514) 685-8593