NexGen Ergonomics Announces NDI Optotrak Certus System

Montreal, December 4, 2003 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce the release of the new Optotrak Certus system developed by Northern Digital Inc. (NDI). NexGen markets these systems in the ergonomics and related markets in North America.

The NDI Optotrak Certus replaces the Optotrak 3020 as the next generation of the world-renowned Optotrak measurement system. NDI's Optotrak set the standard in research spatial measurement and now the Certus raises that standard.

The NDI Optotrak Certus offers improved performance and flexibility for your application through its new selection of strobers, higher marker frequency and significantly improved portability. New stands and mounting options make it easier to set the Certus up where and how you want it. A pre-calibrated system means the Certus is ready for use right out of the box, and because it is smaller and lighter, one person can easily move the system. User convenience is enhanced through the system's ability to configure the activation order of markers through the software.

Established more than 20 years ago, NDI is trusted for the accuracy and reliability of its measurement technology. The company is a world leader in advanced 3D measurement technology with over 5000 installations worldwide.

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

NDI and Optotrak are registered trademarks of Northern Digital Inc.