Authors: Swantje Robelski; Sascha Wischniewski
Addresses: Institute for Occupational and Maritime Medicine (ZfAM), Seewartenstraße 10, 20459 Hamburg, Germany ' Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 1-25, 44149 Dortmund, Germany
Abstract: Human-machine interaction (HMI) in industrial work processes has been an important topic during the last decades, but the latest technological developments such, as for example, cyber-physical systems and increasingly shorter innovation cycles in this field pose new challenges to the design of human-machine systems and highlight the enduring importance of the subject. This paper presents the main results of a review on HMI and health at industrial workplaces using the scoping review methodology. The review prepared is based on 102 studies covering aspects of function allocation, interface and interaction design, as well as operation and supervision of systems. Results of the review process and on function allocation, in particular, as an important feature of HMI, are discussed in detail. The results show that mainly aspects of well-being and performance are discussed in literature within the context of function allocation. Furthermore, the scoping review reveals a research need for HMI and mental health at work as well as a need for more comparable research designs.
Keywords: HMI; human-machine interaction; function allocation; health; performance; scoping review.
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2018 Vol.5 No.2, pp.93 - 110
Received: 23 Feb 2017
Accepted: 26 Aug 2017
Published online: 11 Jun 2018 *