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Foundations for economic evaluation of exoskeletons in manufacturing

 
: Todorovic, Oliver; Constantinescu, Carmen; Popescu, Daniela

Popescu, Daniela (Ed.) ; International Foundation for Production Research:
International Conference on Production Research - Regional Conference Africa, Europe and the Middle East 2018 : 5th International Conference on Quality and Innovation in Engineering and Management; ICPR-AEM 2018 and QIEM 2018; Conference Proceedings; July 25th - 26th, 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Cluj-Napoca: Utpress, 2018
ISBN: 978-606-737-309-7
S.310-315
International Conference on Production Research - Regional Conference Africa, Europe and the Middle East (ICPR-AEM) <2018, Cluj-Napoca/Romania>
International Conference on Quality and Innovation in Engineering and Management (QIEM) <5, 2018, Cluj-Napoca/Romania>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IAO ()

Abstract
In order to remain competitive, the manufacturing companies should improve continuously their processes as the core of their value-adding activities. Manual assembly workplaces in production, having workers as the most important resource for creating value-added are particularly affected by manipulation of heavy loads, vibrations and hazardous operations. These workplaces are coping with challenges as decreasing employment rate, high fluctuation, and increasing illness rate. The processes at manual assembly workplaces can be optimized by employing wearable robotics – Exoskeletons - in order to support the workers physically and cognitive. This paper presents a literature review of economic evaluation methods of technical support systems, as a base for the development of an innovative method to evaluate the economic impact of exoskeletons in manufacturing.

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