Human Factors Consultant Specializing in Medical Devices

Technical Consultant #1970


  • Design support to optimize the human interface of products, particularly medical devices.
  • Product design development to improve human issues of products: Ease of use, ergonometric, safety and human appeal.
  • Human factors analysis of product design and product use.
  • Human factors consulting and product usability testing to optimize product ease of use.
  • Prototyping products to evaluate for ease and safety of use.
  • Side by side human factors analysis of prototypes and products opposite alternative competitive products.
  • Ethnographic product and marketing research to understand human-product use practices and preferences.
  • Access to fully equipped facilities for product usability testing.
  • Applications of human sensors, video techniques and other feedback technologies to quantify the human reactions to the use of a product.
  • Research and reporting of usability studies for medical devices as necessary for FDA and CE Marks compliance, (Conformity European Marking).
  • Experience with a wide variety of medical devices, including many drug-delivery devices, for clients such as LifeScan, Dexcom, Medtronic, Abbott, and Animas, Baxter, BD, Hospira, Fresenius, Antares, Otsuka, and Johnson & Johnson.


Undisclosed Company, Founder, 1991 - Present

  • Pioneer in the study and analysis of the human product interface.
  • Proprietor of a human factor design company that is currently a 25-person firm that provides human factors and related consulting services for product development.
  • Developed several methodologies that are now in widespread use for fitting products to people.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Academy of Fellows
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • IDSA's Board of Directors and Human Factors Professional Interest Section.
  • Human Factors Engineering Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
  • Advisory Board of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design
  • Editorial Board of Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
  • Serving Judge for the Medical Device Excellence Awards
  • Co-Chair - Inclusive Design at the Royal College of Art in London
  • Organizer: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

Publications and Patents

  • Published more than 65 articles and book chapters, including forthcoming articles in the AAMI journal, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, and in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.


  • Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, Penn State University, Philadelphia, PA
  • B.S. Psychology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • B.S. Anthropology, Tulane University New Orleans, LA
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