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Solution Engineering Group
Dr. David G. Curry
Chief Scientist/Principal, Human Factors & Safety
420 N Main Street
Montgomery,IL, 60538, United States
Accepts assignments as an expert witness? True
Accepts other consulting assignments? True
Specialties: Accident analysis Accident analysis Aerospace/aviation Aerospace/aviation Anthropometry (human body measurement)Anthropometry (human body measurement)Industrial designIndustrial designIndustrial ergonomicsIndustrial ergonomicsOccupational safety/healthOccupational safety/healthOSHA complianceOSHA complianceProduct design/safetyProduct design/safetySafetySafetySystem developmentSystem developmentTest/evaluationTest/evaluationTraining/educationTraining/educationWarningsWarningsWorkplace/workstation design/analysisWorkplace/workstation design/analysis
Additional Expertise Areas: visibility, driver distraction, driver behavior, automotive human factors, human-machine interface, control-display interface, human perception and performance, forensic, forensics, warnings, instructions, slips, trips, falls, accident investigation
Educational Background: Ph.D., Cognitive & Perceptual Psychology, University of Michigan; M.S., Industrial/Operations Engineering (Ergonomics track), University of Michigan; M.B.A., General Administration, Indiana University; M.A., Experimental/Human Factors Psychology, University of Dayton; B.S., Behavioral Science (Human Factors & Systems Design track), U.S. Air Force Academy.
Supplemental Background:CERTIFICATIONS--BCPE Certified Human Factors Professional; BCSP Certified Safety Professional; Professional Member, American Society of Safety Professionals. AFFILIATIONS--Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Full Member), Association for Psychological Science (Full Member), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) (Professional Member); APPOINTMENTS--Human Factors and Safety Subcommittee [1997-2006](SAE), ANSI B11.TR1 Subcommittee (Ergonomic Guidelines for the Design, Installation and Use of Machine Tools), and ASTM F13 Committee (Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear), . OTHER---Dr. Curry is also the author of over fifty articles and technical papers and has been awarded 4 U.S. patents.
Consulting Experience: Dr. Curry's areas of expertise include: human-machine interface design and evaluation, operator-vehicle performance, evaluation of human capabilities and limitations in applied environments, warnings & instructions, vision and vigilance issues, system design, and slip/trip/fall accidents. He is recognized as an expert in the design and evaluation of driver-vehicle systems and is both a Certified Human Factors Professional and a Certified Safety Professional. Prior to joining Solution Engineering Group, he was the Sr. Vice President of ITC Experts for seven years. While there, he investigated hundreds of accidents and provided testimony regarding his analyses of them in both federal and state courts around the United States. Prior to joining ITC Experts, Dr. Curry was the senior director for human performance at a prior incarnation of Packer Engineering where he provided accident investigation and litigation consulting services for clients throughout the United States and abroad. Before to joining Packer Engineering, he was the senior human factors engineer for Delco Electronics (then a division of General Motors) where he served as the focal point for the design of user interfaces for a wide-variety of high-end information, entertainment and navigation systems and was responsible for the creation of the Delco Usability Laboratory, a facility designed to allow for the prototyping, evaluation and testing of user interfaces for in-vehicle electronic systems. From 1992 to 1995, Dr Curry was the chief scientist on a contractor team supporting a Department of Defense effort to develop and provide guidance for camouflage, concealment and deception techniques and technologies against airborne threats. While on active duty with the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1992, Dr Curry filled a number of research and development positions within their laboratory system. His work focused on the development of cockpit controls and displays, research into the flight simulation and training arenas, and the development of support systems for flight testing and human-centered design. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel after spending the last 15 years working with the Air Force Research Laboratory on a wide variety of advanced control and display concepts.
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