General desciption of Physical augmentation of human capabilities for inclusive and socially sustainable manufacturing:
The demographic evolution reinforces the need to continuously improve the well-being of factory workers and the attractiveness and inclusiveness of manufacturing workplaces. Human-centred developments should also Increase overall factory throughput, energy efficiency, use of resources, etc...
Physical augmentation should reduce efforts of people to cooperate with machines, reduce human strain and stress through
advanced mechatronics and robotics allowing for safe, seamless and natural human-machine cooperation and interaction
augmented reality solutions (including wearables)
Human augmentation goes beyond technologies , it is about increasing human impact and capabilities addressing organisational and management approaches.