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human factors engineeringnoun [U]

uk   us   ( 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.
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