Using mobile information sources to increase productivity and quality
conference contributionposted on 2017-12-19, 14:26 authored by Peter Thorvald, Anna Brolin, Dan Hogberg, Keith CaseKeith 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.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Published inThird 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
Pages450 - 459
CitationTHORVALD, 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
PublisherCRC Press (© Taylor & Francis)
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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NotesThis 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.