Why Do Human Factors Engineering?

Michael Lau, PhD, Director of Human Factors shares The Value of a Sound Human Factors Plan in our latest MedTech Intelligence Article.

Why Do Human Factors Engineering?

Human Factors and Ergonomics is a science that has been around and respected for decades. Applying knowledge about people, their abilities, limitations, and behaviors to the design of products and systems has been part of a robust design and development process for as long as most of us remember. Arising from the aviation and military industries, human factors engineering is used to optimize design to users’ capabilities while minimizing the negative consequences of their limitations. Presently, the medical device development community has begun to adopt the principles and methods of human factors engineering with vigor as they learn and experience the values and benefits of having a human factors plan.

Learn why you can’t afford to overlook this important part of product development in our latest MedTech Intelligence article.

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