A Software Tool for the Calculation of Time Standards by Means of Predetermined Motion Time Systems and Motion Sensing Technology
Predetermined motion time systems (PMTS) are one of various techniques to determine the time to execute a repetitive task, generally used to obtain labor minute costing, set piece-rates, wage-rates and/or incentives in labor intensive industries. One of the most popular PMTS is MODAPTS, a method that divides work in two basic elements: Body part being used, and effort involved to calculate the time needed to complete a task without a chronometer. Kinect is a motion sensor developed to detect human position and movement using several hardware, most notably a depth sensor, a color camera, and a microphone array that provide full body 3D motion capture. A computer software for the establishment of time standards is presented, this software gathers data from Microsoft’s motion analysis technology and associates it to time values using the MODAPTS technique. In order to validate the software tool, results of a wiring harness manufacturing process are presented.