Depending on the specific product or process involved, an ergonomics expert witness typically has an advanced degree and extensive experience in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or biomechanical engineering. Experts in this field may have an affiliation with an industry organization such as the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), the Applied Ergonomics Society (AES), or the Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES). Experts could also be certified as a Human Factors Engineering Professional (BCPE) or Certified Professional Ergonomist.
Ergonomics expert witnesses could provide expertise in intellectual property matters, such as a patent litigation or a trade secret dispute, or a proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC). An ergonomics professional could also be called in for an accident reconstruction, product liability, personal injury, or failure analysis project. Expert witness service by an ergonomics specialist could include an expert report, forensic engineering, expert opinion, and expert testimony in the courtroom. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a human factor expert or ergonomist with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is the service provider of choice by leading law firms to locate expert witnesses that can support a case requiring an ergonomics expert. Whether the case involves occupational ergonomics, industrial hygiene, human performance, product design, occupational safety, an accident investigation or biomechanics, Cahn has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly. The firm has earned the reputation of providing candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project and its nuances.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Ergonomics experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Ergonomics landscape.
This expert is president and Founder of a highly successful, internationally acclaimed consulting firm, offering services in usability science, formal user-centered product design, high-performance user interface design and design IP rights. This expert is a Certified Human Factors Engineering Professional BCPE. This expert has managed over 4,000 research and development projects over a long career as a leading expert in human factors engineering, product design, and design research.
This expert has a BS in Industrial Design and a Masters in ergonomics and biomechanics. This expert worked directly with product design pioneers. This expert was directly responsible for research and development of mission-critical user interfaces, including the design of primary trading systems. This expert's experience spans many years and includes consumer, commercial, military, and aerospace applications. This expert served on several national and international panels and has chaired two ANSI standards committees. This expert has consulted with many leading corporations on strategic issues of screen-based UX optimization, product design, usability science, Intellectual property, and fixed to virtual migration of products and services.
This expert has served as an expert in over 75 major IP cases covering design patents, trade dress, copyright, utility patents related to GUI & product design for the most demanding and high-visibility clients and law firms. The following is an example of the research services this expert offers designed to improve legal outcomes in an increasingly complex litigation environment:
This expert holds numerous U.S. and international patents and has been quoted as an expert in the field. This expert is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on UX optimization, usability science, user interface design and IP related matters. This expert lectures at leading graduate programs.
This expert is a practicing product design consultant with many years of experience designing industrial, medical, and consumer products for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. This expert’s expertise includes product design, human factors (ergonomics), graphic and packaging design, and user interface design. This expert holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design. This expert has received numerous design awards.
The holder of 57 US design patents and 11 US Utility patents, this expert is an active member of the Industrial Design Society of America, the Design Management Institute, and the American Institute of Graphic Artists, and has spoken on design at conferences around the world. Additionally, this expert has significant prior litigation experience, including report writing, deposition and testimony.
This expert has many years of experience as an industrial designer and design manager for the U.S. Government, consultant design firms and as head of corporate design for a pharmaceutical company and head of personal care company's POP Display department. This expert retired as a tenured full professor, having taught both undergraduate and graduate industrial design courses, and was the founding head of the graduate Design Management Program. This expert has lectured internationally and taught and wrote about "universal design" and the ADA. This expert has served as an industrial design expert in intellectual property cases involving: design patents (66); utility patents (24); trade dress (22); trademarks (11); trade secrets (3) and copyrights (8). This expert also served as an industrial design expert in 163 product liability cases. Regarding the design of logotypes, this expert has designed at least 12, the most famous of which is still being used which this expert personally designed when Head of corporate design for a pharmaceutical company. This expert is a member of the IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) and the HFES (Human Factors Ergonomics Society).
This expert is a practicing product design consultant with many years of experience designing industrial, medical, and consumer products for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. This expert's expertise includes product design, human factors (ergonomics), graphic and packaging design, and user interface design. This expert received a Bachelor of Industrial Design, and since then has received numerous design awards for work. The holder 56 US design patents and 11 US Utility patents, this expert is an active member of the Industrial Design Society of America, the Design Management Institute, and the American Institute of Graphic Artists, and is frequently invited to speak at design conferences around the world. This expert has designed notable products such as:
This expert has designed dispensing packages for lip balm and ear swabs, as well as disposable medical assay capsules and surgical devices. This expert also designed water filtration pitchers which feature replaceable filter cartridges. This expert has provided expert services in over ten different cases. These cases involved infringement of design and utility patents, trade dress, IPRs, EPRs, and royalty disputes. This expert provided expert reports, declarations, been deposed four times, and testimony at trial.
This expert is a Senior Consultant and Director of Technology and Instrumentation. This expert holds MS and BS degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, respectively. This expert is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), a Certified Product Safety Manager (C.P.S.M.), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), and a Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT).
This expert’s recent professional activities include studies on floor slip resistance measurement; human vibration and acceleration exposure measurement and analysis; recreational boat design, watercraft occupant safety, and towed watersports safety; time study; product, occupational, and premises safety assessments; accident investigation; warnings design and evaluation; and human movement, climbing, and stability analysis. This expert is a member of several professional societies including the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Boat and Yacht Council, and USA Water Ski. This expert has authored and co-authored publications addressing recreational boat design and occupant protection, floor slip resistance measurement, hazard analysis, and warnings. As a human factors engineering expert, this expert has analyzed conspicuity issues on a number of cases related to trips/falls over obstacles on a variety of premises. This expert has been deposed 35 times and testified in 9 trials and has never been disqualified.
This expert is a transportation and traffic engineering expert with extensive multi-modal experience in planning, design, engineering, safety, security, construction, maintenance, operations and management, who has served as a litigation consultant for many years. This expert holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master's Degree in Transportation Planning, and a Ph.D. in Transportation Planning and Engineering.
This expert has written and edited numerous reports, studies, articles and columns for major publications, journals, newspapers and scholarly periodicals. This expert is a Professional, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Society of Civil Engineers (Fellow, Transportation Education and Safety Committees), Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, American Society of Transportation and Logistics, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (Committees 11 and 12, Facilities and Structures Subcommittee), American National Standards Institute, ASTM International (Committee F13 - Pedestrian/Walkway Safety), American Public Transportation Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and The Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).
This expert has the background and experience to be ideally suited to contribute important information at every stage in the litigation process. This expert has the ability to explain complex issues in layman terms, suggest strategies, investigate and uncover facts, perform literature reviews, research, and prepare safety evaluations. This expert is frequently consulted at the initial stages of a potential litigation for impartial input that can make the crucial difference between success and failure. As a transportation and traffic expert, this expert is able to assess the technical merits of a case and advise the client if the action is worth pursuing.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience as the principle investigator of a highly successful forensic consultancy specializing in the fields of Human Factors, Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering. This expert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical), a Master's Degree in Safety, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. This expert also serves as adjunct associate professor in a Systems and Industrial Engineering Department in a College of Engineering.
Throughout the years, this expert has been retained to investigate systems for probable potential incident causes due to oversights or mistakes due to design, manufacture, construction and/or maintenance of a product or premise. Using forensic methods coupled with the principles and practices for human factors/ergonomics, systems engineering, industrial engineering, and safety engineering to analyze incidents, these investigations are intended to result in recommendations for modifications of the existing system to reduce the probability of future occurrences. This expert's investigations generally include looking at human performance characteristics and the interaction with the other system components: other humans, the technology, the environment, and the interfaces that are intended to facilitate the interactions. The various human performance characteristics can include 1) the physical (anthropometry, kinematics, strength, joint range of motion), 2) physiological (the sensory systems, performance capacity), 3) psychological (decision making, risk identification, assessment, and aversion, perception, expectations, information processing, communications), and 4) biomechanics (injury causation, forces applied to the body, forces applied by the body).
This expert has served as an expert witness in hundreds of litigated matters. This expert's unique educational and experiential background, combined with meticulous attention to detail provide clients with exceptionally high-quality reports, qualified expert testimony, and effective technical case management.
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This expert serves as Associate Professor of Construction Science and previously held positions as Associate Professor of Construction Management, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (Construction), and Assistant Professor of Construction Technology. This expert obtained a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (specializing in Construction Engineering and Management) and a M.Eng. degree in Construction Engineering and Management. This expert has several years of boots on the ground in the construction industry working as field engineer and quality inspector in projects ranging from commercial to high-rise buildings.
This expert's research has evolved over the past several years and encompass artificial intelligence (AI), adaptive simulation, and advanced sensing and visualization with applications in urban informatics, smart health and ergonomics, disaster resiliency, and safety and productivity. This expert's work includes grants for:
This expert has conducted research on challenging problems faced by the construction industry including the design and development of one of the first full-scale mobile augmented reality (AR) apparatus capable of visualizing georeferenced construction processes in outdoor environments. This expert has designed and tested several AR applications for construction. This expert's research portfolio also includes state-of-the-art work in artificial intelligence (AI) with applications in the built environment, natural hazards mitigation, and human-technology partnership. This expert has authored 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 books/book chapters, 52 refereed conference papers, 7 technical reports, and 24 poster/oral presentations. This expert has served on national committees associated with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).