NexGen Ergonomics Announces the ErgoIntelligence™ Series of Ergonomic Analysis Software Products

Montreal, April 14, 2000 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce the release of its ErgoIntelligence™ series of software products. Development on ErgoIntelligence commenced over two years ago and is expected to be well received in light of OSHA's draft ergonomic regulations and initial orders. Development is continuing on additional ErgoIntelligence modules to be released later this year.

The first series of modules focuses on material handling applications. ErgoIntelligence MMH (Manual Material Handling) modules provide an in-depth risk analyses for low-back injury using the NIOSH Lifting Equation, Biomechanics, Energy Expenditure, Mital Tables and Snook & Ciriello Tables. All modules include extensive Help and can be purchased individually.

There are two modules for the NIOSH lifting equation (both incorporating Single and Multi-Task), with the PRO version including biomechanics and a manikin stick figure that can be manipulated. After assessing a manual material handling task (i.e. lifting, lowering, pulling, pushing, or carrying), the program also indicates numerous generic recommendations to prevent risk of work-related Low Back Injury.

NexGen is the leading distributor and developer of systems for ergonomic and biomechanical job analysis, design and research. These include a variety of software analysis tools for 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

ErgoIntelligence is a trademark of NexGen Ergonomics Inc.