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Using Smart Glasses in assembly/disassembly: Current state of the art


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Nadeau, S., Bruder, R. et Hof, L.. 2021. « Using Smart Glasses in assembly/disassembly: Current state of the art ». Travail et Santé.
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Smart glasses are entering the manufacturing sector. It is therefore important to summarize current knowledge about their utility, usability, risks, and practical acceptability. A trilingual literature search covering material published in the main engineering databases between 2014 and 2020 was conducted. Smart glasses are not appropriate for all tasks and work contexts. They must obey multiple standards covering human-equipment interaction, the Internet of Things, and personal protective equipment. Design, usability and acceptability criteria have been proposed. Several challenges remain, notably because these devices have not reached full technical maturity. Although a few successful industrial implementation cases exist, more laboratory and field experiments must be conducted to provide clear and detailed guidelines for the use of smart glasses in the workplace. Their development remains, however, a promising avenue towards expanding the pool of available workers in manufacturing. In addition, such smart tools are promising to contribute in mitigating contamination risks (e.g., virus spreading) by reducing the need for hand-contact with assembly/disassembly tasks instruction systems (PC keyboard/ mouse/touchscreen or paper instructions) in COVID and Post-COVID manufacturing systems.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Additional Information: Section scientifique.
Nadeau, Sylvie
Hof, Lucas
Affiliation: Génie mécanique, Génie mécanique
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 19:05
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 20:05

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