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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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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.
Human factors, once limited to ergonomics, is a multidisciplinary field of learning with contributions from psychology, engineering, industrial design, statistics, operations research and anthropometry: the focus is on the elements of engineering, cognition, perception, and empiricism.
Mike Horton, technical director, said: "A simple way to view human factors is to consider three aspects - job, individual and organisation.
The Human Factor is a monthly publication focusing on the various aspects of management, human resources and industry advancements.
DESCRIPTION: This book d displays current cognitive and social human factors methods that can be used to analyze individual and team performance in sport.
The RIAC stated that one of the main aims of its human factors working group was to highlight and promote the consistent use of human factors good practice across the industry.
Problems in the organization that result in inadequate training or guidance; adverse mental states in aircrew members; communication failures; and decision-making errors are just a few examples of human factors that can lead to an accident.
Although these recent high-profile cases in many ways are atypical, they are very representative in revealing that verdicts likely will turn on human factors, such as the identity and characteristics of jurors, the quality and choices of the attorneys, and the rulings by the judges.
will review usability challenges of PFS and how human factor study can support the setting of specification and selection of a Rigid Needle Shield (RNS) Design.
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