2018

Milan Stepanovic, Venere Ferraro

9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2018) and the Affiliated Conferences, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Studios Orlando™, Florida, USA July 21-25

Digitalize limits for increased capability: Technology to overcome Human Mechanisms

Senses help us go through everyday life. Thanks to our natural senses we can orientate in the space, recognize danger or pleasurable experience.
In this text we will treat problematics of loss or damage of the Sense of Smell (Olfac-tory System) and investigate how does this event change everyday life and perception of the world around us. The objective of this text is to show importance of empathy related to the complexity of the pathology and the importance of the design for Assistive Tech-nological (AT) devices; in this particular case, investigate possibilities of technological devices in improving quality of life by increasing one’s capabilities related to Human Mechanisms, where we refer to smell experience. In regard, we will describe the Case Study based on workers’ perception of the risk in Coating Plants, that largely rely on their sense of smell, which as a consequence impacts their health condition