KOBELCO Construction Machinery
Dream-Driven Co-Creation Research Center

In the construction industry, the training and securing of excellent construction machinery operators has become an urgent issue due to the low birthrate and aging population and the need to improve work efficiency. To resolve this issue, improvements in construction sites and the working environment can be mentioned, and it is important to satisfy the Well-Being* of the operators as an aid. In this research laboratory, we are conducting research on how to introduce a theory and a system that can reflect the psychological state of operators to construction sites and construction machinery, using technology that qualitatively and quantitatively grasps the operator's information. We aim to create a work environment where people's minds and construction works can be sustained adaptively, and operators can have a feeling of Well-being.

* “Well-being” refers to the goodness of physical and mental condition. The five elements (Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment) make up well-being (Seligman, 2011).

Psychologically Adaptive Smart System Collaborative Research Laboratory