Human factors (or ergonomics) relates to the interaction of humans and technical systems. The field of human factors engineering dissects tasks and considers each component in relation to a number of factors specifically focused upon interactions among various components.
International Ergonomics Association adopted the following definition in August 2000:
"Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well being and overall system". As a scientific field human factors and ergonomics is concerned with the understanding of the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well being and overall system. As research practitioners, professionals working in 'Human Factors & Applied Cognition Lab' contribute to the planning, design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, organizations, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of people. Since its inception, the group has excelled in providing unique complex human factor capabilities in support of domestic and international research ventures. The facility's client base is expansive, from designing curriculum for academic establishments to assisting government agencies, and industrial consultancy. State-of-art facility concerning specialized research domains highlights the group's capability. The group concentrates on broad domains of: Interaction, Transport, Performance, and Innovation.