Human Factors Expert Witness Services
Here at Sophic Synergistics, we provide ergonomics and human factors expert witness services. Human factors is a science that deals with human beings and how we interact with other people, environments, societal influences, products and services. Our human factors experts work in various industry and government settings to help design and create safe and efficient products, processes, procedures and environments. Our experts are often called upon to provide professional opinions on the human element and the circumstances of the situation that impacted the specific outcomes under review within a case. This includes how people perceive, interpret and react to information or situational cues in everyday life that drive both positive and negative outcomes.
Justice in court can depend on expert witnesses.
Human factors expert witnesses are valuable to court trials because they can deliver insight into many nuances that relate to how humans perceive, understand, and interact with the conditions of their environment or a particular situation. They provide clarity and insight about how and why issues may have occurred and led to the outcomes experienced in a case.
Our areas of expertise include:
Forensic human factors
Accidents such as slips, trips and falls
Attention and distraction
Equipment/Product design including liability
Displays and controls
Fatigue and sleep deprivation
Cognition/Memory/Perception including perception of risk
Environmental design including lighting, noise, vibration and temperature
We provide a comprehensive review of all case documentation.
Our review includes:
- Human factors and human safety assessments
- Site assessments/reconstruction
- Caution and warning/Labeling
- Test and evaluation
- Product design review
- Risk mitigation
- Work site evaluations