Proceedings of The 9th International conference on Research in Engineering, Science and Technology
Gender-Related Effects of the Augmented Reality Glasses on Cognitive Load
Hilal Atici-Ulusu,Yagmur Dila Ikiz,Ozlem Taskapilioglu and Tulin Gunduz
In recent years, the development of Industry 4.0 has led to the introduction of wearable technologies in manufacturing processes. The effects of these new and smart technologies on processes and working people are examined. In this context, both physical and cognitive load formation on people should be controlled. In this study, the effect of the augmented reality (AR) glasses on the cognitive load of the operators in an automotive company was examined. Cognitive load was measured with electroencephalography (EEG). The experiments were carried out with four (two female, two male) healthy and volunteer participants. The cases where the augmented reality glasses were used and not used were compared. The difference between these cases was also examined on a gender basis. Thus, it was observed whether the use of wearable technology has a different effect on men and women.
KeyWords: cognitive ergonomics, cognitive workload, augmented reality, automotive industry, electroencephalography.