Applied Safety + Ergonomics

Forensic Sport Science Investigation

Forensic Sport Science Investigations

The Sport Science group applies movement science and technical principles to tackle complex issues related to sport and fitness products and activities. Rimkus sport science consultants have years of experience working with individuals across a wide range of sports, activities, and skill levels. Our consultants are actively engaged in research to advance athlete health and performance and are leaders in the field of quality assessment of sport and wearable technology. We are well-equipped to answer technical questions about accidents and injuries related to sport and fitness activities and equipment.


Our team of consultants cover a wide variety of disciplines, including:

  • • Biomechanics
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Consumer Product Safety
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Exercise Physiology
  • • Human Factors
  • • Materials Science and Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Occupational Safety and Industrial Ergonomics
  • • Sport Science
  • • Toxicology and Food Safety


We examine questions related to a variety products and applications, including:

  • • Digital Health and Fitness
  • • Fitness Equipment
  • • Footwear and Apparel
  • • Human Performance Technology
  • • Nutritional Supplements
  • • Personal Mobility Devices
  • • Professional, Elite, and Collegiate Sport
  • • Protective Gear
  • • Recreational and Fitness Activities, Centers, and Gyms
  • • Sports Equipment
  • • Wearable Sensors
  • • Youth and High School Athletics

Testing Capabilities

We offer world-class testing capabilities to support forensic investigations.

    Human Performance Lab

    The Human Performance Lab (Atlanta, GA) includes 940 sq. ft of indoor testing space, an adjacent 430 sq. ft. observation and data processing area, and a wet testing area. The laboratory is equipped with a 10-camera optical motion capture system (Vicon), 6-DOF force plate (Bertec), wearable eye tracker (Tobii Pro Glasses), body harness and track, and changeable elevated flooring system. The lab is designed for biomechanical and behavioral analyses of human and animal motion, including dynamic sports movements, gait, slip/trip/fall, and occupational activities. Additionally, most equipment can be taken out of the lab to conduct in-field studies.

    Usability Testing Laboratory

    The Usability Laboratory (Philadelphia, PA) houses three separate usability suites, each equipped with wall-to-wall soundproofing, one-way mirrors, separate observation rooms, and discrete videotaping for analytical and observational safety and usability research studies.

Contact Us

For immediate inquiries or assistance please contact our Ann Arbor, Michigan office at
1.734.994.9400 or

Applied Safety and Ergonomics has been providing valuable analysis, insight, answers, training, data, and problem solving strategies in consultation and expert witness capacities to help clients make informed decisions since 1994.