ErgoImager™

ErgoImager provides unique 2D/3D translation functions that allow you to perform 3D biomechanical analysis using 2D digital images, videos or 3D information from Microsoft's Kinect.

ErgoImager performs 3D biomechanical analysis from various models. ErgoImager interfaces with the University of Michigan 3D SSPP model as well as NexGen Ergonomics' MQ biomechanical model. When using the Kinect®, the software animates a digital human model. Users can record human motion and apply it to a 3D mannequin using various features from our HumanCAD® technology. ErgoImager provides reports with the original images and selected results from the 3D SSPP as well as our MQ biomechanical model.

ErgoImager is one of three NexGen software products that interface to the 3D SSPP, the others being HumanCAD® and ErgoMaster®.

ErgoImager provides results on the screen as well as reports with the original image, mannequin in the posture matching the image and selected results from the 3D SSPP or our MQ model. These reports can be exported to Microsoft's Word software so that users can easily customize the reports to their needs.

The 3D mannequin is easily positioned over an image to reflect or match the position of the person performing the task in the digital image using the 3D manipulator to perform Inverse kinematics (IK) and forward kinematics (FK).

You can capture and measure anthropometry with the Kinect. Captured images can be included in a variety of reports.

You can also change the anthropometry of the mannequin (subject) using additional ErgoImager functions. The software also calculates the Center of Mass and Center of Gravity.

ErgoImager interfaces with University of Michigan's 3D SSPP. The versions which are currently supported are: 5.0.9, 6.0.6 and 7.0.1.

Captured video and movements using the Microsoft Kinect can be used to create animations which can be exported.

The following file formats are compatible with ErgoImager:

Image

  • Bitmap (bmp)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (gif)
  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (jpeg)
  • Portable Network Graphics (png)
  • Truevision Graphics Adapter (tga)

Video

  • 3GPP File Format (3gp)
  • Audio Video Interleaved (avi)
  • Flash Video (flv)
  • Moving Pictures Expert Group 4 (m4v-mp4)
  • Motion JPEG (mjpeg)
  • Matroska (mkv)
  • QuickTime (mov)
  • Moving Pictures Expert Group (mpg-mpv)
  • Theora Movie Format (ogg)
  • Windows Media Video (wmv)

System Requirements

Without a Kinect® Sensor

The following lists the system requirements to run ErgoImager without the Kinect (no motion capture).

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Intel/AMD CPU, dual-core 1.8 GHz or more
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 3D hardware accelerated graphics card (AMD or NVidia recommended)

With a Kinect® 1 Sensor

The following lists the system requirements to run ErgoImager with the Kinect version 1 (ability to capture motion).

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • Intel/AMD CPU, dual-core 2.66 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Dedicated USB 2.0 bus
  • 3D hardware accelerated graphics card (AMD or NVidia recommended)
  • A Kinect 1 sensor

With a Kinect® V2 Sensor

The following lists the system requirements to run ErgoImager with the Kinect version 2 (ability to capture motion).

  • Microsoft Windows 8 or 10
  • 64 bit (x64) CPU I7 3.1 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in USB 3.0 host controller (Intel or Renesas chipset) Note: If you're adding USB 3.0 functionality to your existing PC through an adapter, please ensure that it is a Windows 8 compliant device and that it supports Gen-2.
  • DX11 capable hardware accelerated graphics card (see list of known good adapters below)
    • Intel HD 4400 integrated display adapter
    • ATI Radeon HD 5400 series
    • ATI Radeon HD 6570
    • ATI Radeon HD 7800 (256-bit GDDR5 2GB/1000Mhz)
    • NVidia Quadro 600
    • NVidia GeForce GT 640
    • NVidia GeForce GTX 660
    • NVidia Quadro K1000M
  • A Kinect v2 sensor

ErgoImager 30-Day Trial Version Download

Current Version: V 3

Click here to request an ErgoImager 30-day trial.

NOTE: Software trials are provided for evaluation only prior to possible purchase by those involved in the evaluation and decision process. We also provide them to students when the university has purchased the software and the trial is coordinated thru academic staff.

ErgoImager is a trademark of NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
HumanCAD and ErgoMaster are registered trademarks of NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
The 3D SSPP must be purchased separately from the University of Michigan.