MTM – Work design productive and safe

smart.human.standards. – Experience the New Opportunities for Work Design!

The Deutsche MTM-Vereinigung e. V. (German MTM Association) will be attending the A+A Trade Fair in Düsseldorf on 17 – 20 October 2017; it is the largest international exhibition for personal protection and operational safety and health at work. One central theme at the A+A is designing healthy work – one of the core areas of expertise at MTM. MTM will be using live demonstrations on booth 10E45 at Messe Düsseldorf to show what is already possible now – and where the digitalization of work may be taking us.

MTM ergonomics experts will be demonstrating innovative solutions for designing productive and healthy work in the light of the process of digital change on the exhibition stage entitled “Workplace Design and Corporate Health.” Human Work Design (HWD®) is a completely new process for planning and designing human work. Working with Audi, Daimler, Miele and Volkswagen, MTM has developed a process building block system that is based on a movement model derived from human beings. The interlinking and synchronization of ergonomics and time is unique among the methods and tools used for work system planning. 

  • Lecture entitled “Digital Transformation of Work Planning: Human Work Design”, Dr. Thomas Finsterbusch, 17 October 2017, noon, and 19 October 2017, 12.40 p.m., Hall 10/D28

Human Work Design directs us away from previous concepts of minimizing workloads and time to an awareness of optimizing workloads in the sense of the minimum stress level required from a medical point of view and a balanced mix of workloads. The aim is to maintain the performance of an employee over a defined period of observation – and therefore during his or her complete working life. Human Work Design is the ideal methodology for designing hybrid work systems too – where human and machine resources cooperate with each other (e.g. HMC or human-robot collaboration).

  • Congress input: “Human Work Design – Planning Work Systems in Human-Robot Collaboration,” Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlang, 19 October 2017, 10.35 a.m., room 01, ground level, CCD Süd

Using digital technologies for designing work is no pipe dream, but is already reality. MTM is facing up to the challenges of Industry 4.0 and is developing models – e.g. to automatically log movement data for planning analysis purposes in the MTM TiCon software. One of these technologies is virtual reality (VR). Another option for recording movement data digitally is motion capturing. A networked full body suit with a digital interface supplies both movement data and also data on the ergonomic stress level at the workstation. Visitors to the A+A can discover in a live demonstration how this works precisely and how the data is efficiently processed with MTM software solutions on the MTM’s booth 10E45 in Hall 10.

  • Lecture: “Welcome to New Work: Designing Work with Motion Capturing and VR”, Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhlang, 17 October 2017, 2.40 p.m., Hall 10/D28

Another lecture by MTM offers best practice examples of comprehensive work design (Dr. Steffen Rast, 18 October 2017 at 10.20 a.m., Hall 10/D28). MTM will also be represented at round table discussions during the congress. The subject will be assessing risks in a corporation’s overall context and particularly the issue of work planning (Dr. Thomas Finsterbusch, 17 October 2017, 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m., 1st floor, Stadthalle).   

Visit us on Booth 10E45 in Hall 10! In order to make the best use of your time at the exhibition, you can also arrange a personal appointment with us in advance. Just send an email to: franziska.wagner [AT] dmtm [PUNKT] com">. We look forward to seeing you.

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