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human factor

A general term for several areas of research that include human performance, technology, design, and human-computer interaction. It focuses on human abilities, limitations, and characteristics as they relate to their environment.
See also: factor
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The two firms say their bespoke oil and gas Advanced Human Factors programme will bring significant performance and safety benefits.
We investigated the human factor classified by the DOC 9808 [13] as personnel retention/selection, through the variables 36, 39, and 40 (Figure 4).
"We should be doing things better," he urged delegates attending the Soldier Equipment Advanced Technology Forum held in London this March, while referring to specialist skill sets such as snipers and special forces which generally go into much more detail regarding the human factors associated with operations.
IEC 62366 is an international standard that outlines how human factors should be integrated into the process of medical device development.
"This partnership will give STI access to Detonics patents, R&D and human factors engineering talent," said Jens Krogh, STI director of sales and marketing.
More scientists and security experts, the lack of serious research in the field of human factors has been emphasized [16] Recently, a new paradigm has emerged in the field of information security, which in the status of a "humanitarian issue" and an "organizational problem" according to [28].
"Our objective is to empower businesses by training its employees and eliminating the adverse effects of human factor issues.
Deepak Kaistha, Director Planman Consulting and the Chief Editorial Advisor, The Human Factor said, "Like our first anniversary issue in 2009, we expect our second anniversary issue to be equally successful.
The article on human factors at sea included the observation that "there is all too frequently a lack of consideration of the end user" ("The human factor," PE 6 October).
FEATURES: In this book, there are nine categories of human factor methods after an introduction chapter.
"The interim report of the Interstate Aviation Committee reads that the Boeing plane crashed on 24 August 2008 due to human factor, i.e.

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