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Using mobile information sources to increase productivity and quality

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posted on 19.12.2017 by Peter Thorvald, Anna Brolin, Dan Hogberg, Keith Case
This paper presents an experimental study made on the use of different kinds of information sources in manual assembly. The general idea is that only the necessary information should be presented to the worker and it should be presented where and when the worker needs it as this is believed to both save time and unload cognitive strain. To account for the latter two aspects of this thought, where and when, this paper investigates the use of a handheld unit as an information source in manual assembly. Having a mobile information system, such as a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), that can be carried with you at all times, as opposed to a stationary one, such as a computer terminal, is hypothesized to greatly improve productivity and quality. Experimental results show that the use of a PDA significantly improves quality whereas productivity does not significantly improve.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Third International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, AHFE 2010 'Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics', the Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, AHFE 2010

Pages

450 - 459

Citation

THORVALD, P. ... et al, 2010. Using mobile information sources to increase productivity and quality. IN: Kaber, D. and Boy, G. (eds). Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), pp.450-459

Publisher

CRC Press (© Taylor & Francis)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2010

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Taylor & Francis, available online: https://doi.org/10.1201/EBK1439834916-c46. It was presented at the 3rd Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics [AHFE] International Conference, Miami, USA, 17th-20th July.

ISBN

9781439834916

Language

en

Location

Miami, Florida, USA

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