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Intro to Human Factors Engineering for Medical Devices

Take this introductory course to learn how the HFE user-centered design process supports the development of medical products to keep users safe. Sign up for courses on our HFE software platform, OPUS™.

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Apply human factors and usability engineering to medical devices

About this course

This is an introductory course about human factors engineering. HFE plays an important role in our world keeping users safe and healthy by applying a user-centered design process to the development of products. The discipline has evolved a great deal over the past 100 years in all industries. 

This course explores the history and specifically how HFE has played a role in the medical device industry. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: (1) describe the evolution of HFE over the past 100 years, (2) appreciate the effect of medical device use errors on people’s lives and how HFE can make a difference, and (3) differentiate between regulatory and commercial imperatives when applying HFE to the development of medical technology.


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Number of courses

1 Course

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30 minutes

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Emergo by UL’s new cloud-based human factors engineering (HFE) platform, Optimal Product Usability Suite (OPUS™), leverages training, tools, templates and regulatory guidance to help you stay ahead in your HFE activities.

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