Human Factors North (HFN) provides practical, reliable, and efficient human factors and ergonomics solutions for business, industry, law, and government. We design processes, equipment and tasks that are compatible with human minds and bodies because our solutions incorporate the data of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and cognitive science.
Our services include:
We assess factors that affect human performance. These include body size, reach, strength, endurance, vision, audition, attention, information processing and environmental influences.
For more detail on projects we have completed for clients such as the Canadian Council for Grocery Distributors download our case studies below.
We evaluate the design of workplaces including accessibility, width of access, work and people flow, lighting, signage, equipment and tools.
For a more in-depth look at projects we have done for clients such as the Ontario Science Centre and Gresham-Smith for the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority, download our case studies below.
We provide expert opinions on perceptual and cognitive issues in crashes involving cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, trains, pedestrians, cyclists, and boats and on physical issues as they relate to work and non-work-related incidents resulting in musculoskeletal injury.
For more detail on projects we have done for clients such as preparing an expert report for a legal case concerning safety of monocular drivers and acting as an expert witness in a legal case involving a black jack dealer on a cruise ship, download our case studies below.
We provide training on a variety of topics including:
- Human Factors and Transportation Safety
- Musculoskeletal Disorder Reduction & Prevention
For more detail on projects we have done for clients such as designing and developing MSD awareness training for joint ergonomics teams in the casino industry and providing human factors training in explicit road safety, download our case studies below.
We provide human factors advice on interface/interaction design and usability testing for software and web sites.
For more detail on projects we have done for clients such as assessing a new flight simulation technique and conducting a heuristic evaluation of a software tool download our case studies below.