NexGen Ergonomics Announces ManneQuinPRO™ V8
and ManneQuin BE™ V2.5

Montreal, March 4, 2002 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce the release of ManneQuinPRO™ Version 8 and ManneQuin BE™ Version 2.5. Customer deliveries for these products are expected to commence in the second quarter. The HumanCAD series continues the proud history of these products started in 1990 with the release of ManneQuin 1.0 that followed with thousands of these systems installed worldwide. NexGen's R&D team continues developing new products in this series with ManneQuin ELITE expected to be released later this year.

ManneQuin BE (Basic Edition) is our entry-level human modeling system. It replaces ManneQuinONSITE and now also supports Windows 2000 and XP as well as AutoCAD 2000 and 2002. Features include 1998 Natick US Army database, field of view analysis, animation, DXF file import/export, reach testing and reach envelopes, library of predefined and user defined postures and rendering features.

ManneQuinPRO was the first Windows-based human modeling and ergonomic design software on the market. Equipped with a powerful set of 2D/3D modeling and editing tools, the software features three-dimensional humanoid figures for 11 populations and numerous percentiles and body types. Other features include NIOSH lifting equation, field of vision cones, reach envelopes, frame-by-frame animation, and more. The system is equipped with import/export tools to be used with graphics software such as Autodesk's AutoCAD and 3D Studio MAX.

ManneQuinPRO V8 includes a completely redesigned user interface. Multiple views of multiple documents can now be opened at the same time, and the extensive use of dockable toolbars speed up the workflow providing graphical shortcuts. The print management has been enhanced and includes a customizable print preview. Various program bugs have been corrected to deliver the most stable version to date.

NexGen is the leading distributor and developer of systems for ergonomics and biomechanical job analysis, design and research. These include a variety of software analysis tools performing biomechanical, NIOSH, RULA and other analysis, force measurement instrumentation, noise dosimeters, sEMG analysis systems, data acquisition systems (including goniometers and force sensors), 3D human modeling software, 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