provides professional human factors engineering and ergonomics consulting
in several closely related areas:
and design support during product development
evaluation and testing
analysis and prevention
support and forensic human factors consulting
Litigation Support and Forensic Consulting Services:
Our specialties in forensics human
factors consulting are analyzing the perceptual, decision-making,
and behavioral issues involved in injury incidents, such as:
Typical patterns of gaze and locomotion
help. In our forensics human factors consulting, we address questions
slip because the hazard was hard to see?
the driver see the pedestrian?
warning light on the equipment instrument panel conspicuous?
the consumer have seen the warning?
see example cases by clicking on the following:
Accidents: Example Cases
Accidents: Example Cases
on human factors issues
facts of the case from a scientific perspective
existing scientific and technical research
Researching codes and standards
Providing assistance with interrogatories and questions for opposing experts
new research and investigations
deposition transcripts and other documents
declarations and reports
expert opinions at deposition and trial
Seminars and Workshops.
also provide seminars and workshops on forensics human factors.
Our Principal Consultant: Kenneth Nemire, Ph.D., CPE
Nemire earned his B.Sc. in Psychobiology, his Ph.D. in Experimental
Psychology, and is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE, Certificant,
Board of Certification
in Professional Ergonomics). He also is certified for using the
XL Variable Incidence Tribometer to measure slip resistance.
has conducted basic and applied research in perception and human factors
for over 20 years. Dr. Nemire has conducted human factors research in
the public and private sectors. He has conducted research for federal
agencies that include Department of Defense, NASA, and National Science
Foundation, and for corporations that include Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard,
and Sun Microsystems. He has written over 50 journal articles and technical
reports. He is a member of ACM, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society,
National Safety Council, and Usability Professionals' Association.
has provided forensic human factors consulting in personal injury cases
related to vehicular accidents,
and workplace accidents
for over 18 years.
worked with attorneys throughout the United States
been retained by attorneys for both the plaintiff (60-70%) and the defense
independent analyses and renders expert opinions based on scientific
both environmental conditions and personal behavior to determine causation
only take cases that can be supported by the human factors data
been qualified as an expert in state courts
skilled in effectively explaining scientic and technical data in reports
vitæ and fee schedule are available to attorneys and insurance
companies upon request.
Phone: (408) 234-6903
Email: info at hfeconsulting.com