Sam Perlmutter, Ph.D.

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Dr. Sam Perlmutter is a scientific and technical consultant in Explico’s Human Factors practice.  Dr. Perlmutter utilizes his expertise in systems neuroscience and engineering to evaluate human performance and postural stability, gait, balance, movement planning, coordination, and reaction time in the analysis of human factors and human performance associated with falls from height, machine guarding, material handling, risk communication, warnings, instructions, slips, trips and falls, construction equipment, confined space-entry, and amusement park attractions. He has also completed analyses of hazards associated with consumer products as well as intellectual property matters related to trade secrets and patents.

Dr. Perlmutter has extensive experience in electromechanical design and fabrication, instrumentation, biophysical signal processing, data acquisition, motion analysis of human movement, and the use of qualitative scales for rating the performance of individuals who have survived a stroke and/or traumatic brain injury.  Further, he has utilized data acquisition hardware/software with force platforms, accelerometers, and load cells to quantify how adults and children interact with products and their environment.