NexGen Ergonomics Announces Distribution Agreement with Ascension Technology Corporation

Montreal, December 8, 2003 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Ascension Technology Corporation (ATC) for their Flock of Birds, MotionStar and other products. NexGen will focus its sales and marketing efforts in the ergonomics and biomechanics related markets.

The Flock of Birds can be configured to track from one to four sensors simultaneously with one or more RS-232 interfaces to a host computer. Long range coverage is easily added by "clicking in" the Extended Range Transmitter (ERT/ERC). For high speed operations, simply add more RS-232 ports and use the Fast Bird Bus (FBB). Features and benefits include Pulsed DC magnetic technology which is five times less susceptible to distortion caused by nearby metal than AC technology and have 6 degrees-of-freedom which provide for unrestricted range of motion. Applications include:

  • Head/Hand/Instrument Body Tracking
  • Virtual reality
  • Flight simulation
  • Scientific visualization
  • Biomechanical/Human Factors Analysis
  • Rehabilitative Feedback & Assessment

MotionStar provides full body motion capture in both tethered and wireless configurations. MotionStar is a "turn-key" motion-capture solution when purchased with appropriate animation software and workstation. It comes in a fully integrated enclosure with a fast Ethernet interface to your computer.

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.
President
NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
Montreal, Canada
Tel: (514) 685-8593
Email: pinchefsky@nexgenergo.com
Web: www.nexgenergo.com

Flock of Birds and MotionStar are trademarks of Ascension Technology Corporation.