"Interest in cognitive or mental workload has over the last couple of years increased drastically from a manufacturing\r\napplication perspective. More and more, people are becoming aware of the cognitive limitations that may have great\r\nimpact on production outcome. The more easily observable area of physical ergonomics has been successfully\r\ninvestigated for a long time and it would seem as though focus has broadened to also include cognitive ergonomics.\r\n\r\n
Considering the effects that a large cognitive load has on human performance, knowledge regarding the role of the\r\ncognizing human in a manufacturing environment could potentially have significant effect on production outcome\r\n(i.e. quality and productivity). With this in mind, developing and using methods and tools for assessment of the\r\ncognitive burden associated with particular tasks or workstations should be and is of substantial interest to the\r\nmanufacturing industry.\r\n\r\n
Whatever assessment methods exist in the scientific literature today are almost exclusively\r\nexpert tools where significant expertise in the area of cognitive ergonomics/psychology/science is required. This\r\npaper reports parts of the development process and initial version of a non-expert tool for assessment of cognitive\r\nload in manual production environments, primarily manual assembly."
Thorvald, P & Lindblom, J. (2014). Initial Development of a Cognitive Load Assessment Tool. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014.
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