NexGen Ergonomics Announces Vibration Analysis Toolset™ (VATS) Version 3

Montreal, March 6, 2006 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce the release of VATS™ (Vibration Analysis ToolSet) Version 3.0. Customer deliveries have commenced.

VATS is available for either hand-arm or whole body analysis. Hand-arm vibration analysis is based on the ISO 5349, BS 6842, and ACGIH standard for hand arm vibration (HAV). Whole body vibration analysis is based on the ISO 2631-1, 2631-5, BS 6841, and ACGIH standard for whole body vibration (WBV).

Included in Version 3 is ISO2631 (Part 5), a method of quantifying whole-body vibration containing multiple shocks in relation to adverse health effects on the lumbar spine and the calculation of 8-hour equivalent exposure for both whole body and hand arm vibration.

VATS includes the P3X8 DataLOG that is a fully portable subject worn programmable data acquisition unit with up to 1GB memory and up 20Khz sampling rates per channel and can support multiple tri-axial accelerometers. Up to 4 DataLOG units can be synchronized for a total of 32 analogue channels.

With VATS, the user can either perform detailed analysis with full reporting on a local PC or send the data electronically for analysis at a central corporate site. This approach simplifies data collection and incorporates sophisticated analysis with user-friendly software and comprehensive help.

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 website 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