Ergonomics Expert in Commercial Seating Design

Case Description:

An ergonomics expert was needed for a patent infringement case regarding seating design in office furniture. The patent in question claimed an ergonomic chair design with an adjustable seat and backrest. Ergonomics is the application of human factors to the design of objects, systems, and environments for human use. It is the applied science of equipment design intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. The field is also called human engineering and human factors engineering.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an ergonomics expert with significant expertise in the area of office furniture design, specifically ergonomic chair design. The expert was requested to have experience and knowledge of ergonomic features in chair design and specifically the importance of ergonomic seating in an office environment.

Experts Presented:

  • Ergonomic Design

    This ergonomic design expert has more than 25 years of experience in seat design and ergonomics for the furniture industry. She specializes in occupational ergonomics, product design research, and accommodating children and disabled. She has edited and co-authored two books on ergonomics in an office environment. She holds a masters degree in ergonomics and industrial engineering from Virginia Tech. This expert is an experienced expert witness in the fields of human factors engineering and forensics research who has given testimony in cases dealing with ADA compliance. IMS Reference #5009207

  • Human Factors Engineering

    This expert in human factors engineering has more than 50 years of experience in ergonomic design, development and manufacturing of commercial seating. Since 1999 he has focused on seating designs. Prior to founding his own company he worked as an engineering consultant applying human factors engineering to seating design. He has a thorough understanding of the principles involved in the seating adjustment mechanisms. This expert has served as an expert witness in two previous cases involving patent infringement in seating design. IMS Reference #4992418

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