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About HFE Consulting

HFE Consulting provides professional human factors engineering and ergonomics consulting in several closely related areas:
     Analysis and design support during product development
     Product evaluation and testing
     Office worksite assessments
     Accident analysis and prevention
     Litigation support and forensic human factors consulting

Our Litigation Support and Forensic Consulting Services:

Specialties. Our specialties in forensics human factors consulting are analyzing the perceptual, decision-making, and behavioral issues involved in injury incidents, such as:
     Reaction time
     Typical patterns of gaze and locomotion

How we help. In our forensics human factors consulting, we address questions such as:
     Did he slip because the hazard was hard to see?
     Why didnít the driver see the pedestrian?
     Was the warning light on the equipment instrument panel conspicuous?
     Should the consumer have seen the warning?
     You can see example cases by clicking on the following:
         Falls: Example Cases

         Warnings: Example Cases
         Workplace Accidents: Example Cases
         Vehicle Accidents: Example Cases

What we do.
     Consulting on human factors issues
     Analyzing facts of the case from a scientific perspective
     Reviewing existing scientific and technical research
     Researching codes and standards
     Providing assistance with interrogatories and questions for opposing experts
     Conducting new research and investigations
     Conducting on-site inspections
     Evaluating deposition transcripts and other documents
     Preparing declarations and reports
     Providing expert opinions at deposition and trial

Seminars and Workshops.
We also provide seminars and workshops on forensics human factors.

About Our Principal Consultant: Kenneth Nemire, Ph.D., CPE


Dr. Kenneth 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 English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer to measure slip resistance.

Dr. Nemire 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.

Dr. Nemire has provided forensic human factors consulting in personal injury cases related to vehicular accidents, falls, warnings, and workplace accidents for over 18 years.
     He has worked with attorneys throughout the United States
     He has been retained by attorneys for both the plaintiff (60-70%) and the defense (30-40%)
     He provides independent analyses and renders expert opinions based on scientific data
     He analyzes both environmental conditions and personal behavior to determine causation
     He will only take cases that can be supported by the human factors data
     He has been qualified as an expert in state courts
     He is skilled in effectively explaining scientic and technical data in reports and testimony

Curriculum vitæ and fee schedule are available to attorneys and insurance companies upon request.

HFE Consulting
Phone: (408) 234-6903
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