NexGen Ergonomics Announces Release of Med-Data Systems' ErgoMaster Version 2.5

Montreal, June 11, 1998 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen), Med-Data Systems' (Med-Data) North American Distributor of the ErgoMaster system is pleased to announce the general release of ErgoMaster V2.5.

ErgoMaster is a suite of attractively priced 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 and scanned images. ErgoMaster performs a variety of analysis, including the NIOSH lifting equation, Biomechanical calculations and RULA. The latest version has several significant enhancements which include the ability to capture images from an AVI file, the new Workstation Analyst module and an enhanced Posture Analyst. All the main modules now have the ability to digitize any bitmapped image.

NexGen has been working together with Med-Data in the development of this system. This is now the second major software update within a year and demonstrates the R&D investment being made.

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

Med-Data was founded in 1994 and has been involved in the development and distribution of a variety of software products for both the ergonomics and medical markets. These include OrthoImager, ErgoMaster, as well as a variety of programs for physical testing, functional capacity evaluation and AMA impairments ratings.

For more information, contact:

David Pinchefsky, B.A.Sc.
NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
Montreal, Canada
Tel: (514) 685-8593