Beth A. Loring

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Loring Human Factors, LLC

Ms. Beth A. Loring
9 Cornerstone Square
Westford,MA, 01886, United States

Accepts assignments as an expert witness? 

Accepts other consulting assignments? True

Specialties: Anthropometry (human body measurement)Anthropometry (human body measurement)Computers - hardwareComputers - hardwareComputers - softwareComputers - softwareIndustrial designIndustrial designMedical products/systemsMedical products/systemsProduct design/safetyProduct design/safetyTest/evaluationTest/evaluationUsability testingUsability testing

Additional Expertise Areas: Design of medical devices, FDA human factors standards and approval, design of consumer products, IoT convergence, design for older consumers, field research, synthesis of requirements into design inputs, user interface design, ergonomics and anthropometrics, focus group moderation, usability testing, heuristic analyses, expert reviews.

Educational Background: M.S. 1994, Engineering Design, Tufts University. B.S. 1986, Engineering/Psychology, Tufts University

Supplemental Background:Certified Human Factors Professional, over 30 publications/presentations, coauthor of "Moderating Usability Tests: Principles and Practices for Interacting" (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008). On Board of Directors of Boston UXPA. Past chair of New England Chapter of HFES and Boston CHI.

Consulting Experience: Certified human factors professional (CHFP) with over 25 years of experience in human factors, usability engineering, and user experience design. Past projects include the research, design and evaluation of a wide array of consumer, medical, software, and web products with a current focus on medical devices. Have worked on infusion systems, patient monitors, point-of-care devices, x-ray C-arms, hematology analyzers, orthopedic surgical instruments, drug delivery devices, and infant incubators. Clients include Abbott, Baxter Healthcare, BD, Bose, Cardinal Health, CVS/Pharmacy, DeWalt, Electroluc, Fannie Mae, GE Healthcare, Hewlett Packard, IDEXX, Medrad, Monster, Motorola, Pfizer, Philips, Polaroid, Roche Diagnostics, Samsung Electronics, Staples, Volkswagen.

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