human factors engineering

human factors engineering
human factors engineering n ERGONOMICS

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  • Human error assessment and reduction technique — (HEART) is a technique used in the field of human reliability assessment (HRA), for the purposes of evaluating the probability of a human error occurring throughout the completion of a specific task. From such analyses measures can then be taken… …   Wikipedia

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