MMAssist II is a national flagship project funded through the FFG and its Production of the future call series. The consortium consists of 25 partners from the industry and academy. The project is coordinated by PROFACTOR GmbH and the scientific lead is with the Center for HCI.

The goal of MMAssist II is a fundamental research and characterization of assistance in a production context. Based on this, optimized assistance systems for future working places focused on the human worker („Human-Centered Workplace“) will be developed, implemented and evaluated in an industrial environment. Basis for the implementation are so called „Assistenz Units“ – which are modular components for assistance systems. Assistance Units are defined in a way that they can be applied to different application con-texts. The partners will implement a software framework with which Assistance Units can be dynamically configured to act as assistance system for a given application.

Duration: 05/2017 – 04/2020

Project Website: http://www.mmassist.at

Center for HCI role: As scientific lead, the Center for HCI is responsible for coordinating the scientific activities between all partners. As expert in designing interfaces between humans and technologies, the Center for HCI is responsible for detecting, investigating and monitoring the user requirements of the developed assistance system. Intensive user studies in real-world shop floor environments of the MMAssist II industrial partners will be performed to ensure the developed system meets the needs of the target user group. Over the project duration, the Center for HCI will be responsible for tracking the successful implementation of the user requirements through testing of the developed system prototypes in the lab and in the field.

Contact: Nicole Mirnig