TAMPA, Fla., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong Forensic Engineers (Armstrong) today announced the addition of Human Factors to its Expert Witness Services litigation support practice. Human factors professionals study the interactions among people, products, activities and other elements of systems for the purpose of optimizing safety and overall system performance. Armstrong's Human Factors consultants look at the role of memory, perception, dexterity, reaction time and cognition in traffic accidents and engineering failures. The firm also studies engineering failures in the biomechanics and electrical engineering fields.
Armstrong appointed Jason Jupe, M.S. Senior Consultant in charge of Human Factors Engineering. Mr. Jupe specializes in analyzing the role of human factors in vehicle collisions and has extensive experience in vehicle design and accident reconstruction, ergonomics, perception, cognitive engineering, and failure analysis. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University with a specialty in Human Factors and Ergonomic Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.
"We are pleased Jason Jupe is leading the Human Factors practice area," said Director of Engineering Daniel J. Melcher, P.E. "As an accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist and with certification as a Crash Data Retrieval Analyst, Jason has performed engineering analyses and opined on human factors in hundreds of automotive collisions and testified as an expert witness at deposition, mediation, and trial levels. His training and experience will be invaluable to our clients."
"I'm delighted to be working alongside the professionals at Armstrong Forensic in delivering human factors analyses to our legal and insurance clients and gratified by the contributions I can make to improving transportation safety," said Mr. Jupe.
Armstrong Forensic Engineers is a national forensic services firm providing technical consulting to legal, insurance, and corporate clients. The firm offers reconstruction services, scientific analysis, and expert testimony related to traffic accidents and mechanical, biomechanical and civil and electrical engineering failures. Rapid Response inspections are provided throughout the United States from offices in Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Michigan.