CLAM or Cognitive Load Assessment for Manufacturing is a method and a tool for assessing mental or cognitive load in primarily assembly manufacturing. It's scientific foundation can be found through the references noted at the bottom of this page and is continually in development.
Principal investigators and developers behind CLAM is Dr Peter Thorvald and Dr Jessica Lindblom of University of Skövde, Sweden.
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Thorvald, P., Lindblom, J. & Andreasson, R. (2019) On the development of a method for cognitive load assessment in manufacturing. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 59, 252-266.
Thorvald, P., Lindblom, J., & Schmitz, S. (2015). Modified pluralistic walkthrough for method evaluation in manufacturing. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 5139-5146.
Thorvald, P., Lindblom, J. & Andreasson, R. (2017). CLAM – A method for cognitive load assessment in manufacturing. Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI. pp. 114-119. IOS Press. (Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering series).
Thorvald, P. & Lindblom, J. (2014). Initial Development of a Cognitive Load Assessment Tool. Advances in Cognitive Engineering and Neuroergonomics, 11, 223-232.
Lindblom, J. & Thorvald, P. (2014). Towards a framework for reducing cognitive load in manufacturing personnel. Advances in Cognitive Engineering and Neuroergonomics, 11, 233-244.