NexGen Ergonomics Acquires ErgoMaster®

Montreal, May 30, 2003 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce that it has purchased the ErgoMaster® source code and registered trademark from Med-Data Systems, Inc. NexGen was previously the worldwide distributor of ErgoMaster and has also been involved in its product development.

ErgoMaster is a suite of ergonomic analysis software modules containing a broad range of features and capabilities. The system's modules include the capability to digitize video frames and other digital or scanned images. ErgoMaster performs a variety of analysis, including the NIOSH lifting equation, Biomechanical calculations and RULA.

The latest Version 3.2 includes the new Biomechanics Analyst that enables users to easily interface with the University of Michigan's 3D SSPP (which is purchased directly from the University of Michigan Software) by simply clicking on the joint positions in the digital image.

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, human vibration analysis, noise dosimeters, sEMG analysis systems, data acquisition systems, 3D human modeling software, video analysis and motion capture 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

ErgoMaster is a registered trademark of NexGen Ergonomics Inc.