William N Nelson, MS, MBA
President and Senior Consultant
Back Injury, Baseball Injuries, Bicycles, Biomechanics, Civil Engineering, Closed Head Injury, Commercial Vehicles, Communication Towers, Diving, Dollies / Lifts, Driver Distraction, Driver Performance / Behavior, Equipment Design Failure, Ergonomics, Exercise Equipment, Expert Witness, FELA, Golf Injuries, Hand / Arm / Whole Body Vibration, Hand Tool Design, HCI (Human Computer Interface), Head / Neck Injuries, Heavy Construction Vehicles, Helmets, Hot Air Balloons, Human Factors, Illumination, Industrial Accidents, Ladders / Scaffolds, Lawn & Garden Equipment, Lighting, Litigation Support, Product Development
Mr. Nelson, founder of Humatec, has over 20 years of experience in the application of Human Factors, Product Development Biomechanics and Ergonomics. His consulting experience is very broad: from industrial to sports; from federal government to private enterprise; from medical institutions to aerospace. Mr. Nelson’s work involves customized training for injury prevention; ergonomic job analysis resulting in a rotation schedule which utilized biomechanical, physiological and skill level data; human factors analysis of Cumulative Trauma Disorder in production processes; development of workstation set up and design. He works with Olympic and elite athletes in optimizing sports performance, physical fitness, and comparative analysis of U.S. National team members versus foreign teams in order to assist in team selection process. Mr. Nelson does extensive work in accident reconstruction, vehicle collision analysis, airbags, restraint systems, injury causation, and whiplash analysis. His human factors work in safety and warnings relative to industrial injuries and railroad injuries is significant. His ergonomic job analysis with employees skilled in precision tooling in the aerospace industry identified risk hazards and a plan for reduction in exposure.
Mr. Nelson’s experience in product development has supported needs of NASA, major US airlines, equipment manufacturers, athletes, orthopedic products company and retail store design; all phases of development including product attributes, patents, focus groups, literature review, concept development, competitive analysis and field testing have been completed by him.
Mr. Nelson’s litigation support has included research, pre-litigation support, reports, depositions, trial expert witness and exhibit preparation in Municipal, State and Federal courts for both defense and plaintiff attorneys; cases have involved aerospace, transportation, railroad, product liability, ADA, equipment design/failure, sports injuries, hand tool design and safety/warnings to name a few.
- US National Rowing Team, 1978
- Pi Tau Sigma, National Engineering Academic Honorary
- Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
- American Society of Biomechanics
- American Industrial Hygiene Assoc
- American Society of Safety Engineers
- Society of Automotive Engineers
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Science Consultant
- The Elite Athlete
- Journal of American Medical Assoc
- Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
- Facilities and Workplace Design
- Numerous presentations and training courses throughout the US and Europe
- Purdue University, Guest Speaker
* Partial bio; contact Humatec for comprehensive CV