Human factor in smart industry: a literature review

Research paper by Vander Luiz Silva, João Luiz Kovaleski, Regina Negri Pagani, Alana Corsi, Myller Augusto Santos Gomes

Indexed on: 10 Jan '20Published on: 27 Dec '19Published in: Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies


With the emergence of new technologies, oriented to Cyber Physical Systems (CPSs) and Internet of Things (IoT), mainly, a next revolution is projected. The concept of Industry 4.0 has presented reference to the smart factory and Fourth Industrial Revolution. The implementation of this in companies encompasses a number of requirements and changes to be developed gradually, including human factor management. The objective of this study was to identify the benefits and challenges of smart industry concept to the human factor, based on the concept of Industry 4.0. A systematic literature review was elaborated, based on structured protocols for the selection of a bibliographic portfolio of articles. Bibliometric analysis of the data and content analysis was performed. In this study, we discussed on human work in smart industries in the categories physical and mental health at work, human performance and professional career in general. It is necessary to ensure adequate working conditions in cognitive and psychic aspects, mainly.