JOURNAL PUBLICATION – Development and validation of a behavioral video coding scheme for detecting mental workload in manual assembly

(02-09-2020)

As the emerging Industry 4.0 workplace will put high demands on operators’ mental processing, the authors developed a new mental workload measure with substantial ecological validity. Specifically, the study developed and validated a behavioral video coding scheme identifying several assembly behaviors, such as ‘freezing’ and the amount of assembly part rotations, revealing that operator mental workload might be too high. The authors thereby propose a novel and naturalistic measure that could help practitioners to map and redesign critical assembly phases.

 

Reference:
Van Acker, B. B., Parmentier, D. D., Conradie, P. D., Van Hove, S., Biondi, A., Bombeke, K., … Saldien, J. (2020). Development and validation of a behavioural video coding scheme for detecting mental workload in manual assembly. Ergonomics, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2020.1811400