Evaluation of Kansei Engineering-based Sensor for Agro-industry (KESAN)

Mirwan Ushada, Nafis Khuriyati, Silvia Agustriana, Tsuyoshi Okayama


This paper highlighted evaluation of a device for workload monitoring named as Kansei Engineering-based Sensor for Agro-industry (KESAN). As a newly developed device, usability and performance factors have not been evaluated on KESAN. The research objectives were: 1) To evaluate the usability of KESAN as an appropriate technology; 2) To evaluate the performance of KESAN for the workload monitoring device. Usability was evaluated by 30 selected manager of small medium-sized agro-industries in Yogyakarta Special Region. Usability evaluation indicated most attributes were accepted by the manager. Device performance was evaluated on 9 (Nine) selected workers from fish processing, crackers, and bakery industry. 7 (Seven) workers were evaluated on consecutive and 2 (Two) workers on non-consecutive production. Measurement periods were verified in fish processing for another 2 evaluation weeks. Research results concluded the KESAN is usable for the manager and possible use in practice for workload monitoring in agro-industry. The results will be used for design improvement of KESAN based on human-machine systems.


Appropriate technology, performance, usability, worker, workload monitoring

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