Digitalizing Occupational Health, Safety and Productivity for the Operator 4.0
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Industry 4.0 technologies, such as enterprise wearables, can foster better industrial hygiene to keep operators healthy, safe, and motivated within emerging cyber-physical production systems. This paper provides an optimistic perspective on opportunities evolving from wearable devices in an Industry 4.0 workplace environment to support occupational health, safety and productivity for the Operator 4.0. Examples of technical solutions, and their associated application scenarios, are presented showcasing how enterprise wearables may foster detection of situations that involve potential occupational risks before they actually occur at smart shopfloors.

Industry 4.0 Operator 4.0 Occupational health & safety Human cyber-physical systems Human-automation and human-machine interfaces Smart wearables Socially sustainable manufacturing Industrial hygiene


David Romero

Sandra Mattsson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Thorsten Wuest

Dominic Gorecky

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems


APMS 2018: Advances in Production Management Systems. Smart Manufacturing for Industry 4.0
, South Korea,

Demonstrating and testing smart digitalisation for sustainable human-centred automation in production

VINNOVA, 2017-05-15 -- 2020-03-09.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Interaction Technologies

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