Posted by: productivityinc | July 23, 2010

A Better Idea…

Do you remember Ford’s slogan… “Ford Has a Better Idea”? I recently saw an article on Businessweek.com which would tend to back up that assertion.

Ford has been using technology typically found in the gaming industry to reduce on-the-job and repetitive stress injuries. In its assembly ergonomics lab in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford has been using virtual reality to eliminate waste in the assembly design process. Not only does the use of virtual reality help eliminate the designing of impossible or impractical assembly protocol, it also helps to minimize resulting injuries to workers.

Watch the video below and click HERE for the full article at Situated Research’s Blog.


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