Defining optimal lifting loads using augmented reality and internet of things

Open Access
Conference Proceedings
Authors: Jorge A. González MendívilMiguel X. Rodríguez-PazEduardo Caballero-MontesIsrael Zamora-Hernandez

Abstract: The design of the optimal workplace is still a task of the highest relevance for an ergonomist, the fact that the workplace adapts to the operator and not the operator to the workplace is a task that can take a long time. and this means that many companies do not want to invest that time in such a task and end up with a version of the workplace that is less than optimal.The time that this task takes includes activities such as the design of the place and the design of the environment, for which each of these tasks requires observations, taking photos, videos, and the consequent analysis to define aspects such as lighting, noise, vibration, temperature, ventilation, processes, optimal lifting loads, heights, widths, distances, etc.In terms of time, we would be talking about weeks and perhaps months to be able to complete the design of a workstation, hence the importance of making the said design as efficient as possible in terms of time.In this paper, we will present how the use of technologies such as augmented reality and the Internet of things can help optimize the design of a workstation by minimizing the time for defining the optimal load to be handled by an operator.Early results give us the opportunity to comment that the application of such technologies really minimizes time without sacrificing the accuracy of the measurements.

Keywords: Educational Innovation, Ergonomics, Augmented Reality, Internet or Things

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003613

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