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Smart and adaptive interfaces for INCLUSIVE work environment

Objective

The market demands flexible productions lead to complexification of production systems and hence to more articulated Human Machine Interface (HMI). This new features tend to exclude from working environment elderly people who, even if they have a great experience, feel uncomfortable in the interaction with a complex computerized system. Moreover, complex HMI creates a barrier to young inexperienced or disabled people for an effective management of the production lines.
To tackle this problems, INCLUSIVE aims to develop a new concept of interaction between the user and the machines in which the behavior of the automation system adapts to human operator capabilities. Hence, INCLUSIVE develops an ecosystem of technological innovations driven by human factors analysis applied to three concrete industrial use cases, carefully chosen to represent a wide range of needs and requests from industry.
INCLUSIVE is based on three pillars:
• Human capabilities measurement
• Adaptation of interfaces to human capabilities.
• Teaching and training the unskilled users.
Once developed, the new system will be initially tested in lab and then in the use case premises where cognitive load measurement data will be analyzed. 12 months of the project are dedicated to the adoption and use in real conditions of the new tools in the three industrial use cases, in order to demonstrate its validity and improvement reached in working environment.
The anonymity of workers will be completed guarantee and the data collected will not be attributable to a specific person.
The consortium is formed by eleven partners (six companies and 5 research centres) located in Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and Turkey, which represent a full product value chain that include: HMI developer (PROGEA), software developer (SOFTFACT) machine developer (KHS, SCM), system integrator (GIZELIS), final user (SILVERLINE) and research centres (UNIMORE, TUM, RWTHA and CIOP), and a technology transfer specialist (ASTER).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development/software architecture

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 816 423,12

Participants (11)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 558 750
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCM GROUP SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 449 375
Address
Via Emilia 77
47900 Rimini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KHS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 576,88
Address
Juchostrasse 20
44143 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 434 587,50
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOFTWARE FACTORY GESELLSCHAFT FÜR UNTERNEHMENSBERATUNG UND SOFTWARE-ENGINEERING MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 250
Address
Parkring 4
85748 Garching Near Munich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEBBACHE-LAGIOS EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 375
Address
A Metaxa 19
14564 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILVERLINE ENDUSTRI VE TICARET A.S.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 253 750
Address
Organize Sanayi B Ankara Asfalti Uzei Y Merzifon
05300 Amasya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 270 250
Address
Czerniakowska 16
00 701 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ART-ER-SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 335 000
Address
Via Piero Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna Bo
Activity type
Other
PROGEA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 250
Address
Via Gabriele Annuzio 295
41129 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Elettric 80 S.p.a.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Via G. Marconi 23
42030 Viano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)