Method for Measuring the Application Potential of Assembly Assistance Systems

Bendzioch, S.; Hinrichsen, S.; Adrian, B.; Bornewasser M.: Method for Measuring the Application Potential of Assembly Assistance Systems. In: Nunes I. L. (ed.): Advances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 959. Cham: Springer 2020, pp. 3-11.

Because of the trend towards smaller batch sizes and customer-specific products, employees in assembly have to absorb and process more and more information. With the help of assistance systems, the process of information absorption and processing can be designed in a more economical and human-oriented way. Despite the potentials of such systems, companies pay too little attention to the informational design of assembly systems, resulting in a number of significant deficits in information management. To identify such deficits in operational practice, a questionnaire has been developed. This allows the potential use of informational assistance systems for an assembly system to be estimated. In this article, results from an exploratory factor analysis of the developed instrument will be presented and interpreted as a basis for the further development of the questionnaire.