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Human Factors & Ergonomics

Sciences

Human Factors & Ergonomics

Sciences

Human Factors & Ergonomics

Sciences

Human Factors & Ergonomics

Our human factors experts have spent many years in industry, government, and academia researching and designing consumer and commercial products, roadway environments, workplace safety and training programs, and warnings and instructions.

The Science of Human Factors

Human factors is a science that studies how people interact with or use all types of products, machines, equipment, and environments. Human factors experts study the effects of people’s mental, perceptual, and physical capabilities and limitations on these interactions. Working with engineers and architects, human factors professionals design and build efficient and safe products, machines, and environments.

Our human factors experts have spent decades researching topics such as perception, attention and distraction, learning and memory, fatigue, and risk perception. They apply their training and experience to forensic casework involving the design and operation of products and equipment; roadway, retail, and recreational environments; and instructional materials and warnings.

Human Factors experts are frequently retained to evaluate the actions of individuals within particular environments to help understand the audible, visual, and instructional cues that guided their behavior.

Human Factors Investigations Include:

  • Attention & distraction
  • Conspicuity
  • Control & display design
  • Driver behavior
  • Drowsy driving & inattention
  • Expectancy & guidance
  • Fatigue & sleep deprivation
  • Human Error
  • Lighting levels
  • Memory & knowledge
  • Night vision
  • Noise levels
  • Open & obvious
  • Product design
  • Risk perception
  • Slips, trips & falls
  • Stress & fatigue
  • Training & instructions
  • Vision & hearing
  • Warning adequacy
  • Workplace safety

    Our human factors experts apply their expertise across various disciplines, including vehicle crashes, premises liability, product liability, and workplace safety.

    Evidence & Testing

    Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with the inspection and storage of evidence in human factors and ergonomics cases. Our lab facilities can accommodate large evidence items and are equipped to perform testing on a variety of electrical and mechanical devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.

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