Digitalization creates new technological fundamentals and opportunities in fields such as production, logistics and company organization. It offers a wide range of opportunities for the development and implementation of technological innovation in companies and contributes significantly to transformative and disruptive developments in social and industrial processes.
But how can digital technologies be designed and deployed to improve the productivity, health, satisfaction and safety of people in the workplace? Which unwanted effects of digital technologies can be identified early on, and which steps and strategies can be adopted to counteract them?
In order to assess the potential and impact of new technologies on employees and work processes in companies and to use these technologies in a human-centric way, expertise in industrial engineering and ergonomics is required.