Mixed reality system and objective ergonomics evaluation for designing work stations in manufacturing industry
van Rhijn, J.W.
de Looze, M.P.
Due to shorter productlife cycles in manufacturing industry there is a lot of pressure on the process of designing new work systems. Early attention for human factors would lower the costs compared to changes at a later stage. Low cost tools for workstations design could help especially small to medium sized assembly enterprises. However, these tools are not always available in the form needed by the companies. A promising technology is a mixed reality solution called Ergomix wherein real human operators and virtual work system objects are mixed together. This solution offers a number of advantages, low cost, fast and active participation of engineers, operators and management. However, it does not incorporate an objective evaluation of ergonomics of the workstation yet. This will be available in near future.
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SP - Sustainable Productivity
BSS - Behavioural and Societal Sciences
Work and Employment
Low cost tools
Mixed reality systems
Joint Virtual Reality Conference, JVRC 2011 of 8th Conference and Exhibition of the European Association of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, euroVR 211 and the 17th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, EGVE 2011, 20 September 2011 through 21 September 2011, Nottingham (269), 33-39
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