How to Improve Product Development & Safety for New Technologies with Human Factors and Biomechanical Insights

Exponent Presents at AEM Product Safety & Compliance and Product Liability Seminars

April 24 - 27, 2023
A runner checks their smartwatch. Exponent helps manufacturers develop safer and more innovative health monitoring and wearable devices.

Discover specific methods for efficiently integrating human factors and biomechanics expertise to enhance the product development lifecycle. These methods include:

  • Designing and implementing early formative evaluations intended to assess how users perceive and engage with technology
  • Using early evaluation results to uncover important questions to address in subsequent development phases
  • Conducting validation evaluations later in the product development lifecycle to address issues such as user acceptance and trust

Don't miss this exciting presentation by Exponent's Human Factors and Biomechanics speakers, as well as the chance to connect with our Thermal Sciences experts at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Product Safety & Compliance and Product Liability Seminars.

Exponent biomechanical engineers study human movement data in a UX lab setting

"Incorporating Human Factors and Biomechanics Expertise in Product Development & Evaluation of New Technologies/Fire Investigation"

TUESDAY, APRIL 25 | TRACK 2 | 1:45 P.M. (EDT)


Informed by decades of failure analysis and proactive usability and safety experience, this presentation discusses how expertise in human factors and biomechanics can be applied to phases of the product development lifecycle to help improve product usability and safety. Discover how interdisciplinary human factors and biomechanics expertise can be combined in various user behavior testing applications using wearable technology and wireless sensors to develop a data-driven approach for assessing and understanding user responses to, and interactions with, novel operator assistive technology. 

Speakers: Chason Coelho, Ph.D., CSP, CFI, Principal Scientist, Human Factors; Julia Diebol, Ph.D., CSP, C.P.S.M., Managing Scientist, Human Factors; Megan Toney-Bolger, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Managing Engineer, Biomechanics

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Get informed about the latest product safety, compliance, and liability issues impacting equipment manufacturers and customers at this year's conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. From risk assessments to risk communication, accident investigations to up-to-date standards and regulations, and more, AEM's conference delivers what equipment manufacturers need to know to address industry challenges now and in the future.

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Exponent investigates human factors for a wide array of reasons — including making products safer, improving work environments, investigating accidents, and informing product design — by examining what drives human decisions, behaviors, and actions.