Alix Dorfman is a Senior Human Factors Specialist within the Human Factors Research & Design group at Emergo by UL. She is primarily responsible for managing medical device usability evaluations involving both hardware and software, and ensuring medical manufacturers’ products meet regulatory requirements. Given her interests in human mobility, she has led various use-related evaluations of early-stage exoskeleton and surgical robot development efforts. Prior to her role with Emergo by UL, Alix applied principles of human factors engineering to technology primarily designed for the U.S. military. She is co-author of the recently published book: Designing for Safe Use (2019), and has delivered presentations on related human factors topics. Dorfman earned her Master’s degree in Human Factors & Applied Cognition from George Mason University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Economics from Cornell University.