The implementation of technological innovations is an important key factor for increasing the competitiveness of companies. From the perspective of occupational safety, it is crucial that health and well-being of employees profit from these developments: New technologies can offer new opportunities for human-oriented design of work.
The overall goal of the joint research project Glass@Service is the development of components and services for 2nd and 3rd generation of smart glasses, which overcome current limitations and open up new technical and commercial opportunities. The BAuA particularly addresses the overcoming of current ergonomic limitations to develop workload-optimal and safe software and technical components for smart glasses. New perceptions about the opportunities and risks that are associated with the use of such work assistance systems are addressed. The conditions for acceptance and data protection when using smart glasses have to be discussed. The clarification of legal restrictions in the data protection and privacy rights is a precondition in order to be able to take advantage of the ergonomic design potential of new technologies. This will be achieved through the accompanying human factors research in all project phases.
Unit 2.3 "Human Factors, Ergonomics"