Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstelle einer Kranführerkabine / Human-machine interface of a crane operator's cabin

Benedikt Schneeberg

März / March - 2022

Hochschule Darmstadt



HMI_CC is a design concept which is created for tower cranes. Currently, a crane cabin only provides the user with protection from outside conditions such as weather. The human is merely a cheap resource for serving the crane. The needs of the human are not in the focus of attention. HMI_CC changes that situation. The fields of ergonomics, digitalization and work environment are the base for a sustained working place. Examples are a chair that provides advantages in health and an interface which shows process and tasks clear and understandable. The focus is on the crane worker who is able to design his own environment and therefore create a work place that battles the risk of monotonous labour. The main target of the project is to create a human centered design and gain efficiency by focusing on the needs of the crane worker.