Meaning of “human factors engineering” in the English Dictionary

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"human factors engineering" in Business English

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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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(Definition of “human factors engineering” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)