Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc.
Plures Intelligens Modicum Machinatorem
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BEAR Project Receives Award

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BEAR wins Best Paper of the Year

BEAR paper on preventing gasoline can explosions wins Best Paper of the Year

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Alcohol Containers Explode Too!

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Human Factors

 
     
 

BEAR is uniquely positioned to assist clients by analyzing a wide range of accidents attributable to human factors. Our expertise has been called on in various cases involving this know-how. Anthropometric constraints upon the configuration of products or systems, for example, are well delineated in engineering case literature. Most products and systems are designed for use by an array of people, rather than for use by one specific individual.

In one case, BEAR demonstrated that a rotator cuff injury resulted when a massage table collapsed. In another, our team showed that neuro-muscular response is insufficient to prevent a lawn chair from tipping over when its legs sink into soft ground. When another individual fell from the deck of a construction site, BEAR Engineers demonstrated that the fall could only occur if the person showed negligence by walking backwards.