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AKzentE4.0

The phase-out of coal-fired power generation is leading to significant structural changes in Germany, which are accompanied by economic losses and job losses in many areas. The “Work Science Competence Center for Gainful Employment in Industry 4.0” ...

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Permeability Between Technical College and University Systems

The project examines transitions between the academic and the vocational education system at EQF level 6. To this end, investigations will empirically survey individual initiatives and combine them in a concept in order to identify opportunities for expanding ...

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LeBiAC

The sub-project focuses on the promotion of work process orientation in pre-service teacher education in vocations of industry and craftsmanship. The aim is to create learning effective tutorials of real work processes of work activities in the respective occupational fields ...

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KI-LIAS

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) has already led to changes in how a lot of employees work. Further far-reaching effects can be expected. While AI is already being successfully used for machine automation, working in direct cooperation with employees still poses major ...

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CAM2030

The project "CAM2030" aims to develop an innovative solution for the Advanced Systems Engineering (ASE) of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) of the future. Within an interdisciplinary environment consisting of the research fields of computer science, engineering, ...

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workHEALTH

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) impose considerable limitations on those affected. They also cause enormous economic damage through health care expenditures and ...

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FEN Research Campus

For years, the volatile energy sector has been intensifying its efforts to prepare for the politically targeted energy turnaround through technological innovations. These innovations include DC-technologies, which are gaining in importance. The field of DC-technologies varies greatly with respect to their individual ...

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LUTZ

The "LUTZ" research project is developing and testing a game-based learning environment to strengthen leadership behavior in healthcare sector. Particularly in the healthcare sector, middle management executives are often faced with complex challenges in order to meet the requirements of ...

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DFG SPP Systemergonomie

The steadily increasing availability of automated driving functions, which have now also found their way into small cars, will permanently change the mobility of our society. 85 percent of the drivers surveyed said they were already ...

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FlexDeMo

The project FlexDeMo aims to develop a simulation-based digital planning system that enables especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and implement flexible and demographically robust forms of assembly organization at an early stage and in a participatory ...

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WorkingAge

The EU project "WorkingAge" looks at how to improve working conditions. The aim is to bring about a sustainable increase in the health and safety of employees. Through the use of innovative MMI technologies to record physical stress and strain, body posture, facial expression and ...

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Cluster of Excellence – Internet of Production

As part of the third round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments to promote cutting-edge research at German universities and research institutes, funding has been approved for the follow-up application of the "Internet of Production (IoP)" Cluster of Excellence at RWTH ...

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PartPro

The project is carried out in the context of digitalization and Industry 4.0. By focusing on the work-related effects of digitalization, the project supports the uncovering and exploitation of potentials in the context of forward-looking work design that promotes learning and development. By ...

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WissProKMU

WissProKMU is a scientific project within the research funding program “Future of Work”. The overarching goal is the promotion and design of both technological progress and social innovations for ...

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Tech4Age

The young academics group Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics in Healthcare conducts research on target-group specific user interfaces for telemedical systems and services that support the integration of elderly and very old persons into the health care provided by ...

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BeLEK

The focus of the work of the TVET Department (Technical Vocational Education and Training) in the IAW – Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft (Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics) – In the project BeLEK is on the further development of a high-quality teaching and research profile in the subject didactics of the vocational disciplines of ...

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Research Fields

The aim of our research is to develop efficient and quality-promoting work system solutions. Together with research institutions and our customers from industry and research, we put this goal into practice.

On the following pages you can learn more about our research fields.

 

Methods

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In order to enable a systematic approach to the analysis, conception and evaluation of work processes, the IAW draws on a broad repertoire of ergonomic methods.

You will find more information on the following pages.

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Publications

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In this section you will find book and conference contributions as well as research reports, university publications and other publications on the research work of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics.

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