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HUMAN FACTORS LAB FACILITIES

The Human Factors Lab serves as a teaching facility to introduce students to physical ergonomics and workplace design using equipment that can also be utilized for research.

The major pieces of equipment include:

  • Adjustable Lean Workstation (Lista)
  • Age simulation suit GERT (Wolfgang Moll)
  • Dexterity test sets
  • Strength test equipment
  • Anthropometric measurement
  • Newton Thermal Manikin (Thermetrics)
  • Environmental Meter (Extech)
  • Glasses 2 Wearable Eye Tracking (Tobii)

See the related Industrial Visualization Lab which contains human factor-related equipment.

SUPPLY CHAIN AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH LAB FACILITIES

The Supply Chain and Operations Research Lab serves as a teaching facility to introduce students to modern computing, simulation and visualization tools used for analysis of Logistical, Manufacturing and Service Processes. In addition, the facilities of the lab are used to teach student about different business process and concepts (such as Capacity planning, Inventory management, Supply Chain Coordination, etc.) using competitive business simulators.

The major equipment and software include:

  • 20 state-of-art student workstations
  • 5 interactive screens for visualization of group projects
  • Video wall for broadcasting different materials
  • Different System Engineering, Optimization, Simulation, and Analytics Packages installed on each workstation 

Types of research include:

  • (Big) Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Digitalization of System Processes in Healthcare, Transportation, Manufacturing
  • Development of Computer Simulation and Digital Twins for systems of different size
  • Analysis and Optimization of Healthcare, Supply Chain, and Production systems

INDUSTRIAL VISUALIZATION LAB FACILITIES

The Industrial Visualization Lab provides researchers addresses the need for workplaces to develop virtual engineering and plant training capability. visual-based trainingcritical need serves as a teaching facility to introduce students to physical ergonomics and workplace design using equipment that can also be utilized for research.

The major pieces of equipment include:

  • 300WS Driving Simulator (STSIM)
  • Siemens Jack
  • Siemens Process Simulate
  • Kinect motion capture (Microsoft)
  • Inertial motion capture (Synertial)
  • Omni-directional (360) treadmill (Cyberith)
  • Age simulation suit GERT (Wolfgang Moll)
  • Virtual reality head-mounted display (HTC Vive)
  • Immersive 360 environment (ordered)
  • Spherical VR 8K Camera (ordered)

Types of research include:

  • Distracted driving studies using eye-tracking
  • Human performance of Goods-to-Man order picking integrating Synertial Motion Capture Suit with Siemens Jack
  • Skeleton capture to customize anthropometric models in Siemens Jack
  • Walkthrough virtual plant layouts

MINI-FACTORY LAB FACILITIES

The Mini-Factory Lab serves as a teaching facility to introduce students to equipment and workplace environment with state of the art manufacturing equipment such as robots and automated guided vehicle, which can also be utilized for research.    

The major pieces of equipment include:

  • Manufacturing Automation System with Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)
  • Smart Warehouse Automation with Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS)
  • Collaborative Robot: Universal Robots UR3 with Wrist Camera Vision System
  • Robotic System: Intelitek Scorbot ER9

Types of research include:

  • Agile Manufacturing: Instrumenting the worker
  • Autonomous Monitoring and Visual Quality Control
  • Lean Manufacturing: Value versus Waste Recognition