Human Factors and Usability in Medical Devices

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Regulatory and Clinical Research Institute, Inc. (RCRI, Inc.)

Human Factors Engineering (HFE), also known as usability engineering or ergonomics, is the study of how humans interact with machines and complex systems. As medical devices are becoming more complex human factors considerations are becoming more complex, this paper looks at some of the critical factors in helping medical device companies reduce human error in designing medical equipment.


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