NexGen Ergonomics Announces HumanCAD® VERSION 1.1 with ErgoTools and Mac OS X Support

Montreal, November 15, 2007 -- NexGen is pleased to announce the immediate availability of HumanCAD Version 1.1. This is the first software update of HumanCAD since its release in May.

HumanCAD

Digital human modeling technology is an important tool in determining the human fit of products and workplaces before they are built. HumanCAD is NexGen Ergonomics' next generation digital human modeling platform, with a more intuitive interface, a plugin system, new inverse kinematics, and more. Leading manufacturing corporations, product design companies, government organizations, forensic consultants and universities have purchased our digital human modeling solutions.

ErgoTools

The new ErgoTools module includes the HumanCAD 3D static biomechanical model, and interface to the University of Michigan 3DSSPP and the 1991 NIOSH lifting equation.

Other new features include:

  • New camera management allowing for the creation of custom viewpoints and cameras
  • New library of hand postures
  • Many bug fixes and enhancements (improved Forward and Inverse Kinematics controllers, screen capture to PNG files, etc.)
Mac OS X support

HumanCAD now runs natively on Mac OS X, on both Intel and PowerPC architectures. The Mac version is scheduled to be shipped by the end of November. All HumanCAD modules will be supported.

About NexGen Ergonomics

NexGen is the leading developer and distributor of software and instrumentation for ergonomic and biomechanical job analyses, design and research. These include a variety of products for performing biomechanical, 3D digital human modeling, video analysis, motion capture systems, force measurement, human vibration analysis, sEMG and physiological measurement, data acquisition, as well as many others. 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.
President
NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
Montreal, Canada
Tel: (514) 685-8593
Email: pinchefsky@nexgenergo.com
Web: www.nexgenergo.com

HumanCAD is a registered trademark of NexGen Ergonomics Inc.