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Human Factors and Medical Devices.

Center for Devices and Radiological Health, US Food and Drug Administration; CDRH.

Human factors engineering (HFE) helps improve human performance and reduce the risks associated with use error. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works with manufacturers to ensure the application of HFE in the design of new products. In addition to providing information on these design issues, this site facilitates the reporting of unsafe incidents with medical devices.