A Virtual Training System for Aging Employees in Machine Operation

Research Paper

The paper presents a virtual training system for machine operation that is addressing the aging workforce. Targeting he needs and capabilities of aging employees is inevitable to address the ongoing demographic change and remain competitive.
The proposed system is composed of a virtual representation of a machine and a control panel on a separate tablet computer.

The paper describes the didactic approach, the interaction modalities, and how the system can be adapted to the capabilities of its users.
A sample scenario describes the application of the concept in a prototype.