Saving time and costs during training
Finally, a heat map is created from all the data collected plus the index, i.e. a representation of the entire workplace with a chronological sequence of every work step and the potential error locations. »I can see from this that at a certain point, an error occurs, but the fitter does not even notice it because at the time, he is distracted at another point,« says Wiedenroth. Based on the results of the analysis, she creates a report from which she derives optimization measures and a worker profile. These profiles allow developers to design workplaces in a more targeted and user-oriented manner.
Workplace optimization, which the developers can carry out with the aid of Saskia Wiedenroth’s analyses, not only increases assembly-line productivity, but also saves time and costs when training new fitters. The foremen are relieved of the burden of training and the new employees work more quickly and productively.
User analysis as a service
Saskia Wiedenroth plans to offer the user analysis as a service in the future in order to further refine its methodology. To this end, it is looking for industrial partners who have recognized the importance of user centricity and who wish to design their assembly workstations more individually.