human factors engineering

human factors engineering
human factors engineering UK US noun [U] (ABBREVIATION HFE)
the act of studying how people use systems or equipment in order to design, develop, and create technology that is safer, more effective, etc.: »

Human Factors Engineering is used to improve patient safety by applying what is known about human capabilities and limitations when evaluating products or processes.

See also ERGONOMICS(Cf. ↑ergonomics)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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