Sports and Fitness

We provide unparalleled technical services related to design, manufacturing, performance, and regulatory issues. Exponent’s clients benefit from our ability to solve problems that prove too complex for other consultants. Exponent provides cost–effective technical support services to the Sports and Fitness Industry. We have worked on a widerange of products including:

  • Apparel wear
  • Nutritional supplements/food
  • Home and gym fitness equipment
  • Personal protection
    • Guards and padding
    • Helmets
    • Ropes/harnesses
  • Recreational equipment
    • Cycling
    • Football/baseball/basketball/softball
    • Lacrosse/ field hockey
    • Skis/snowboards
    • Tennis and golf
  • Sensors and wearable devices

Services

Our services include:


  • Independent Third Party Design Support
    • Battery testing and compliance support
    • Biomechanical performance assessment
    • Electrical evaluations
    • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
    • Green chemistry and sustainability
    • International (REACH), federal (CPSC, FDA), and state (Prop65) regulatory support
    • Manufacturing audits
    • Materials and mechanical testing
    • Materials selection, characterization, and compatibility
    • Nanotechnology
    • Fabrics and coatings evaluation
    • Product recall support
    • Product stewardship
    • Standards review
    • Stress analysis/design performance
    • Thermal performance characterization
    • Warnings, labeling, and instruction development

  • Manufacturing Support
    • Vendor evaluation
    • Factory audits
      • General site cleanliness
      • Incoming quality control (IQC)
      • Process evaluation
      • Equipment operation
      • Workmanship
      • QC and testing
      • Statistical process control (SPC)
      • Failure analysis and corrective actions
      • Reliability and safety testing
      • Contamination issues (including RoHS)
    • Worker safety evaluations
    • Occupational and environmental health/IAQ
    • Environmental compliance

  • Performance/Regulatory and Litigation Support
    • Failure analysis
    • Performance testing
    • Injury analysis/biomechanics
    • Statistical services
      • Product performance assessments
      • Accident/data analysis
    • Food/supplements/chemical safety
    • Toxic exposure assessment
    • Epidemiology
    • Reactive support
      • Product recall
      • Regulatory reviews
      • Litigation support

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