Human skill comes with human error.
Despite more and more automation, people working manually remains central to many tasks in manufacturing. The human sense of touch is powerful and often irreplaceable. It allows us to act with Dexterity: the ability to perform a difficult action quickly and skillfully with our hands. This is one of the many values added by industrial frontline operators, every day.
To maintain a continuous level of vigilance, especially throughout highly repetitive tasks, operators need support, to retain their skill level and to avoid manufacturing errors in the constant process flow. Errors that result in millions of lost minutes and dollars for finding and fixing them. Feedback on the quality of manual labour is urgently needed, as soon as errors occur. In real time.
Skillflow closes the gap by digitizing manual work steps – assisting workers in real-time and providing new data to optimize processes.
Skillflow recognizes incorrect executions and provides instant feedback to foster a higher level of productive flow-state performance. The system is already capable of monitoring and analyzing distinctive interactions through tactile, audio or IMU data.
Assists workers on the shop floor by signaling the manufacturing error exactly when it occurs.
Increases process reliability and reduces manufacturing errors.
Skillflow not only assists workers on the ground but makes previously intransparent unautomated manual tasks visible in real-time.
Unlocking completely new optimization possibilities for your quality assurance.
skillflow offers a hard- & software-based support for manual human skills to achieve zero error in production flows. Our 1st smart wearable product is TX-1.
TX-1 uses a digital sense of touch to analyze job performance during execution. It compares task performance with pre-defined targets and provides immediate feedback to the operator, either >> Go ahead << or >> Correct the mistake <<. TX-1 works as the operator’s smart tactile extension for error detection. It’s that simple. But to make it look easy on the shopfloor, innovation and a high level of technical uniqueness are needed. TX-1 combines exactly these attributes.
The industry-grade TX-1 Smart Wearable is fitted with built-in tactile sensors to analyze the operator‘s physical interaction in the workplace. The thin and light wearable collects and transfers sensor data to the smart wristband to be analyzed by highly efficient AI-powered on-the-edge algorithms that compare actual with target values in real-time. The smart wristband immediately alerts the operator, if deviations from the specified digital tactile twin process model are detected. This allows to avoid the cost of time-consuming error analysis and complex rework later in the process.
of production value added by HUMANS
error Reduction per operation step
ACCURACY IN PILOT PROJECTS
Pioneering worker digitization with just peripheral competition
Camera based solutions
Digital worker tools
Limited use cases
Limited by sight
No qualitative measurement
Measurement andmonitoring right at the work piece
low cost barrier
very High cost
limited to tasks with tools
Spin-off of German Aerospace Center
Patented touch sensor technology
Market-leading industrial partners
Potential areas of interest
(hydraulic and pneumatic systems)
Target customer profile
Manufacturing with manual assembly
Tasks with specific tactile interaction event
Medium to large quantities (no small series)
Assembly workers with low level of training