NexGen Ergonomics Announces Volume Production of New iLMM (Industrial Lumbar Motion Monitor)

Montreal, May 1, 2002 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce volume production and deliveries of the new iLMM (Industrial Lumbar Motion Monitor) commenced this quarter. NexGen is marketing the new iLMM worldwide in the ergonomics and related markets. There are several hundred users of previous LMM versions.

The new iLMM 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 Lumbar Motion Monitor was developed by Dr. William S. Marras and follows years of extensive research and development. It is being manufactured by BIOMEC Inc.

The iLMM has numerous applications in industrial ergonomic settings. The iLMM breaks the work into individual job tasks for analysis of the specific range of motion, velocity and acceleration moments on the lumbar spine. The iLMM 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 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, vibration analysis tools, 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