NexGen Ergonomics Announces Distribution Agreement With NDI

Montreal, December 19, 2002 -- NexGen Ergonomics Inc. (NexGen) is pleased to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement with Northern Digital Inc. (NDI) for their Optotrak products. NexGen will focus its sales and marketing efforts in the ergonomics and related markets in North America.

The NDI Optotrak system uses active marker based technology. No reflective markers are used. The Optotrak system employs small infrared (IRED) markers that are attached to your subject. The result is true, real-time 3D/6D data with superior accuracy.

With an RMS accuracy to 0.1 mm and resolution to 0.01 mm, you can study extremely fine or subtle movement. With the capability to track up to 256 markers, Optotrak is ideal for both complex and large applications. Optotrak can achieve sample rates of up to 3500 markers per second.

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, noise dosimeters, vibration analysis tools, sEMG analysis systems, data acquisition systems (including goniometers and force sensors), 3D human modeling software, video analysis 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.