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Assistance systems designed to help workers in their jobs are increasingly used in industry. Technological progress makes these systems more powerful and extensive, but often nobody questions the extent to which they actually support the users and do not patronize them. For the development of such systems, we found the requirement analysis to be ra...
Die Einführung digitaler Technologien zur Unterstützung bei bzw. Lösung von spezifischen Aufgaben im Produktionsumfeld stellt eine komplexe Herausforderung mit zahlreichen Implikationen auf unterschiedlichste Unternehmensbereiche, Organisations einheiten und Mitarbeiter dar. Nach einer kurzen Einführung in das diesbezügliche Themenfeld Industrie 4....
To apply Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) with Augmented Reality (AR) in industry, a suitable methodology is necessary. This work focuses on how to deploy and evaluate AR learning scenarios in industrial environments. The methodology evolved within the two EU projects FACTS4WORKERS and iDEV40 and has been improved iteratively. The first step is t...
The introduction of innovative digital tools for supporting manufacturing processes has far-reaching effects at an organizational and individual level due to the development of Industry 4.0. The FACTS4WORKERS project funded by H2020, i.e., Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories, aims to develop user-centered assistance systems in order to dem...
The introduction of innovative digital tools for supporting manufacturing processes has far-reaching effects on an organizational and an individual level due to the development of Industry 4.0. The FACTS4WORKERS project funded by H2020, i.e. Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories, aims to develop user-centered assistance systems in order to d...
It is well-known that the introduction of innovative digital tools in manufacturing due to Industry 4.0 has far-reaching effects on an organizational and on an individual level. The H2020 funded project FACTS4WORKERS - Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories - aims to develop user-centered assistance systems in order to demonstrate their impac...
Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories (FACTS4WORKERS.EU) is a project coordinated by VIRTUAL VEHICLE in the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission within the Factory of the Future PPP. The vision of FACTS4WORKERS is to leverage the large potential added value of manufacturing data, information and knowledge in a worker-centred way to achieve worker empowerment, resulting in higher worker satisfaction and increased worker productivity. It is the high ambition of our project to create “FACTorieS for WORKERS” (FACTS4WORKERS), therefore a serious effort will be put into integrating already available IT enablers into a seamless & flexible Smart Factory infrastructure based on worker-centric and data-driven technology building blocks. As FACTS4WORKERS is underpinned by a clear human-centric approach: usability, user experience and technology acceptance are of the utmost project interest. FACTS4WORKERS will develop and demonstrate workplace solutions that support the inclusion of increasing elements of knowledge work on the factory floor. These solutions will empower workers on the shop floor with smart factory ICT infrastructure. Advancement will be gained through integrating several building blocks from a flexible smart factory infrastructure, focusing on workers’ needs, expectations and requirements, and being supported by organisational measures and change management. In line with our assumptions on impacts on productivity we therefore estimate that that we can increase job satisfaction for 800,000 European workers by the year 2025. These solutions will be developed according to the following four industrial challenges which are generalise-able to manufacturing in general: personalised augmented operator, worked-centric rich-media knowledge sharing/management, self-learning manufacturing workplaces and in-situ mobile learning in the production. Moreover, FACT4WORKER‘s objectives in terms of measureable indicators are: TO INCREASE PROBLEM-SOLVING AND INNOVATION SKILLS OF WORKERS; TO INCREASE COGNITIVE JOB SATISFACTION OF WORKERS PARTICIPATING IN THE PILOTS; TO INCREASE AVERAGE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY BY 10% FOR WORKERS PARTICIPATING IN PILOTS; TO ACHIEVE TRL 5-7 ON A NUMBER OF WORKER-CENTRIC SOLUTIONS THROUGH WHICH WORKERS BECOME THE SMART ELEMENT IN SMART FACTORIES. The smart factory demonstrator will be run within the automotive supply chain. The consortium is composed by 15 partners from 7 different EU member states including tier-1, -2 and -3 suppliers, large production enterprises and individual factories that are representative of many medium-sized manufacturing operations, manufacturing SMEs, universities and excellent research institutes.