HFN specializes in human factors and ergonomics. We apply knowledge from the human sciences to understand how people interact with simple and complex systems, including tools, equipment and workplaces. We use a systems approach to increase human productivity, comfort and safety. Our team has backgrounds in engineering, psychology, kinesiology, and architecture. We conduct applied research, assessments and training. We provide expert opinion and design guidance. We are based in Toronto and have been satisfying clients across Canada and the U.S. for over 30 years.

  • Assessments

    We conduct assessments to examine musculoskeletal injury risk and investigate all types of accidents, including industrial, motor vehicle and other transportation modes.

  • Design

    We carry out research and provide recommendations for ergonomic design of workspaces, equipment, tools, roadways and wayfinding systems.

  • Forensic Opinions

    We provide human factors/ergonomics expert opinions in motor vehicle collisions and other incidents resulting in personal injury.

  • Training

    We provide training on a variety of topics, from how to reduce and prevent musculoskeletal disorders to human factors in traffic safety.

  • User Experience

    We provide user experience analysis and recommendations for interface design and usability testing.