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The IAD is Partner of the Science Year 2018

The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors is a committed partner of the Year of Science (“Wissenschaftsjahr”) 2018, with this year's motto being “Working Worlds of the Future”. The aim is to point out and communicate the opportunities and potential of the working worlds of the future. Based on a broad expertise in the field of “digitisation of work”, the IAD will shed light on the changes brought about by the transformation of the working world in a series of events throughout the year 2018. Questions about the new interaction between human and technology, a possibly changed role of humans in this process, as well as the need to acquire enhanced competences in dealing with technology, will be addressed in informative and interactive formats. In accordance with the tradition of ergonomics, the emphasis is placed on the effects, digitisation has on humans.

For example, on the 26th of April, a Workshop on the digitalization of industrial workspaces at the Process learning factory CIP will be organised by the competence center “Mittelstand 4.0”.

The Year of Science is an initiative of the Federal Bureau of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) and Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD). For further information on the Year of Science 2018, visit https://www.wissenschaftsjahr.de/2018/.

Implementation project of the IAD initiated within the framework of the “Mittelstand 4.0” Competence Center Darmstadt

In co-operation with the company Anlagenbau Günther an implementation project in the fields of digitisation and connectivity has started. The aim of this project is the digitisation of logistics processes using tablets. In the future, incoming and outgoing goods, as well as commissioning activities and quality assurance will be controlled digitally. At a kick-off event at the company's location in Wartenberg, a first process analysis was carried out and a variety of ideas were collected. The employees of the IAD were also given a tour of the company's logistics and production areas. First concepts will be developed and presented by May.

We look forward to working together with Anlagenbau Günther!