How can businesses improve consumer product design while reducing human injury potential and frequency?
Every consumer product design begins with an intended use, but when human capabilities and limitations enter the picture, the potential for human injury is also introduced. Exponent's engineers and scientists have extensive expertise evaluating hazards associated with the use and misuse of a wide array of products.
Understanding how various injuries occur can involve activities such as examining cognitive, attention, and perceptual safety factors, and reviewing product warnings. Our experts leverage data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as knowledge of scientific and technical literature to identify hazard patterns. Additionally, we develop and conduct tests with human volunteers and on anthropomorphic test devices to assess product usage and injury potential.
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