Biomechanical Engineering Support for Product Design & Development

Test subject in Exponent UX research laboratory as research examine the effects of distractions during cell phone use.

Improve product design and safety

How humans interact with products is an essential consideration for designing and developing safer, better products. Exponent has extensive experience analyzing biomechanics in product design for a range of applications — from apparel to consumer products to wearable sensors to vehicles.

How do you better understand the impacts of your product on the people who use it and ensure regulatory compliance?

With more than 50 years of experience analyzing accidents and failures, Exponent is uniquely qualified to help clients of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, address potential product safety issues when designing and developing products. Our biomechanical engineers and scientists analyze products throughout various stages of development, including concepts and prototypes, to determine potential risks and how to mitigate them. Exponent is very active in research and development of wearable devices that gather data related to human health and performance. And we support our clients through controlled laboratory studies, real-world evaluations, and synthesis and interpretation of complex data sets.

Our team takes a multidisciplinary approach, introducing expertise in human factors, user experience, and data science, to help you make informed decisions based on data and facts regarding product components, features, design changes, and use processes. Our health team also assesses potential human health risks that companies may not have considered when designing their product, including lead and phthalate exposure.

Exponent routinely provides regulatory support to clients submitting their products for review to agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or comparable agencies in the European Union and other global regions. We also help clients navigate compliance and recalls with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).


With our multidisciplinary expertise, Exponent can help you overcome complex product design, development, and regulatory challenges in a range of industries.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.