Chapter . Participatory innovative design technology tools for enhancing production systems and environment

T. Määttä, J. Viitaniemi, A. Säämänen, K. Helin, S.-P. Leino and K. Heinonen

VTT Industrial Systems, Tampere, Finland

Abstract

Production systems need to be improved in order to increase efficiency and environmental sustainability. There is a demand for a comprehensive method or principle to concurrently consider all the relevant factors affecting the whole environment of interest. This work is based on implementing virtual environment (VE) and augmented reality (AR) technologies in a number of case studies using a participatory approach. The findings indicate that it is not satisfactory to implement only one of these technology approaches ...

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