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Healthcare Human Factors Engineering and Psychology: Six Perspectives

Reading Time: 3 minutes Understanding the ways humans interact with medical devices is a multifaceted challenge. It requires considering physiological, cognitive, and social aspects of human behavior. Medical Human Factors Engineering utilizes diverse psychological perspectives to optimize the design…

Introducing the PCA Model in Human Factors Engineering

Reading Time: 4 minutes Human Factors Engineering is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on optimizing the design of products, systems, and environments by studying how people interact with them (Branaghan et al., 2020). As part of that undertaking, human…

What Are the Most Important Human Factors in Healthcare?

Reading Time: 5 minutes People often ask us, “What are the most important human factors in healthcare?” Well, it depends. For handheld surgical tools, we focus on the biomechanics of the hand and the wrist, ensuring that the wrist…

In-Person Research Methods: Research During COVID-19

Reading Time: 9 minutes In-Person Research Overview Many people are sensitive to visiting unfamiliar businesses right now due to fears of COVID-19 exposure. This can be disheartening to researchers, especially when businesses put in considerable time and effort to…

Historical Antecedents of UX: The Psychology Department

Reading Time: 7 minutes As a movement associated with innovation and success, the user experience is becoming increasingly popular in worldwide business. And, while UX and human factors leave many people excited about the future, it’s easy to forget…