NexGen Ergonomics Announces Multimedia Video Task Analysis (MVTA™) System Version 2.8

Montreal, March 5, 2001 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce the release of MVTA™ Version 2.8. Customer deliveries are scheduled for April.

NexGen Ergonomics is the exclusive licensee of the MVTA system that was developed by Dr. Robert G. Radwin and Dr. Thomas Yen at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in cooperation with industry and government consortium members.

MVTA™ automates time & motion studies and ergonomic analysis of visually discerned activities from video recordings using a novel graphical interface. The software allows users to identify events interactively with the use of break points in the video record (identifying the start and end of an event). The video can be analysed at any speed and in any sequence (real-time, slow/fast motion or frame-by-frame in forward/reverse direction). MVTA™ produces time study reports and computes frequency of occurrence for each event. Ergonomic applications include postural analysis, risk factor identification, and quantification of repetition and duration.

Version 2.8 includes several enhancements such as:

  • Support for MPEG (MPG) digital video files in addition to AVI files
  • Postural angle and distance calculations from the video image
  • New duration report
  • Integrated on-line help
  • Enhanced user interface
  • Additional shortcut keys added
  • Time shifting events in a record to resynchronize events to the video

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.
President
NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
Montreal, Canada
Tel: (514) 685-8593
Email: pinchefsky@nexgenergo.com
Web: www.nexgenergo.com

MVTA and Multimedia Video Task Analysis are trademarks of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)