COMAU Pilot: Workplace optimization and operator mental support

Summary

The challenge arising in the COMAU use case is the development of a solution for the continuous improvement of the workplace ergonomics, in build to order assembly lines, characterized by high customization, low production rate and increased manual work.

To support the above challenges, two services of Human are developed, namely the Workplace Optimization Service (WOS) and the Knowledge In-Time (KIT) Service. WOS is a Virtual Reality service for workspace redesign evaluating people, systems and processes, results, and the overall culture of the workplace. The KIT is a HUMAN service that will trigger Augmented Reality interventions to deliver the required knowledge to the operator when they require it.

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Country: IT
Address: GRUGLIASCO
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Comment:

Both WOS and KIT services have been evaluated at COMAU in real life applications, showing that WOS has been well accepted by both operators and engineers as a valuable tool for eliminating motion waste and improve workplace ergonomics in production lines. The evaluation of KIT showed that the developed solution helps to reduce cognitive load of operators, reduce faults and improve efficiency. 

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Thanks to the use of HUMAN technology, COMAU assembly lines are more flexible to the anthropometric, physical and cognitive needs of the workers, and hence to the cognitive and physical requirements of variable operations of variable orders. This will reduce the setup and production times.