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  • Company: Curry Human Factors & Safety LLC
  • Phone: 630-740-6871
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Human Factors and Safety

Keywords/Search Terms:

Human Capabilities & Limitations, Human-Machine Interface, Ergonomics, Driver Behavior & Capabilities, Warnings & Instructions, Perception, Vision & Visibility, Ergonomics, Accident Investigation, Machine Design, Slips, Trips & Falls, Operator-Vehicle Interaction, Surface Transportation


PhD, Cognitive & Perceptual Psychology, University of Michigan; MS, Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan; MA, Experimental/Human Factors Psychology, University of Dayton; BS, Psychology (Human Factors & Systems Design), US Air Force Academy

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Additional Information

Dr. Dave Curry is the Principal Consultant for Curry Human Factors & Safety LLC. He consults on all aspects of human factors, applied human performance, ergonomics, and safety. Areas of particular expertise include: human-machine interface design and evaluation, human capabilities and limitations in applied environments, industrial ergonomics, instructions and warnings, perception/vision/visibility, slips/trips/falls, the evaluation of equipment/facilities/structures from a human use standpoint, and safety-related issues in general. He is recognized as an expert in operator-vehicle interaction and is both a Certified Human Factors Professional and a Certified Safety Professional. He is the author of over sixty technical papers dealing with various issues relating to applied human performance, safety, and accident investigation. He holds several U.S. patents and design awards and has or does serve as a member of national standards-making committees for a variety of organizations (e.g., ANSI, ASTM, and SAE.) He has provided expert testimony in both State and Federal courts. Dr. Curry holds graduate degrees in Experimental/Human Factors and Cognitive/Perceptual Psychology, Industrial & Operations Engineering, and Business. His experience includes over 40 years of work in accident investigation, product design and development, operational testing and analysis, and both laboratory and field research in the control/display, aviation, and surface vehicle arenas. Dr. Curry retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve, where he worked with the Air Force Research Laboratory in the area of display technologies, aircrew training, and pilot-vehicle interfaces.