The human factors team at KEA Technologies has wide-ranging expertise and capabilities in many fields. Our unique backgrounds and training span many disciplines such as engineering, ergonomics, psychology, neuroscience, public health, and biology. We are registered through the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and have a Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) number that allows us to conduct federally funded research. Years of combined experience in study design and conduct of human subject research has put us in a unique position to provide comprehensive guidance and support in regards to subject recruitment and Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions.
We have experience in conducting clinical research in which physical measures, such as blood data, are collected. Our team is also well-versed in studying behavioral data from human subjects. Outside of conventional clinical research, our team also has vast experience conducting field research with human subjects across various industries, such as the automotive and rail industries. Many of our past studies have been used to test, measure, and evaluate new technologies or variables of interest that have the potential to inform and enhance design and safety measures. Our mission at KEA is to conduct and support studies that use both rigorous analytical and experimental methods while observing high ethical standards to ensure the safety and comfort for our human subjects.