brAInfood: How can technology support workers?

Date of publication: February 2023 / Checked if updates were needed: March 2024

Operator assistance technology (OAT) is a group of technologies that assist workers in their tasks within a production process. Organisations can deploy these technologies to provide ergonomic or cognitive support to workers or to increase the flexibility of their production systems. Different categories of OATs exist, such as digital work instruction (DWI) platforms to train or inform operators, flexible robotic systems that take over repetitive or heavy tasks, or collaborative robotic systems (cobots) that perform tasks together with workers.

In this brAInfood, we explain more about these technologies and their added value using some examples of common workplace support technologies.

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