Cynthia Purvis Roe


Cynthia Purvis Roe joined m-erg as an Ergonomic Specialist with thirty years of human factors and ergonomics R&D experience. She founded and co-directed Hewlett-Packard’s pioneering ergonomics R&D program, seeking to understand how technology can be designed to help mitigate strains on the human visual and musculoskeletal systems. This led Cynthia to co-author the award-winning HP Safety & Comfort Guide, and she holds three U.S. Patents. Cynthia was also featured in Usability in Practice, 1994, for founding the HF program at Compaq Computers. Prior to joining Compaq, Cynthia managed Xerox Corporation’s Human Factors Group in their Information Products Division. Cynthia holds a master’s degree in Human Factors/Applied Experimental Psychology from California State University, Northridge. She is a member of the Office Ergonomics Research Committee and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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