Vol.73, No.2, 2022, pp.3557-3574, doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.030418
A Computer Vision-Based Model for Automatic Motion Time Study
  • Jirasak Ji, Warut Pannakkong*, Jirachai Buddhakulsomsiri
School of Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical Engineering, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani, 12120, Thailand
* Corresponding Author: Warut Pannakkong. Email:
Received 25 March 2022; Accepted 07 May 2022; Issue published 16 June 2022
Motion time study is employed by manufacturing industries to determine operation time. An accurate estimate of operation time is crucial for effective process improvement and production planning. Traditional motion time study is conducted by human analysts with stopwatches, which may be exposed to human errors. In this paper, an automated time study model based on computer vision is proposed. The model integrates a convolutional neural network, which analyzes a video of a manual operation to classify work elements in each video frame, with a time study model that automatically estimates the work element times. An experiment is conducted using a grayscale video and a color video of a manual assembly operation. The work element times from the model are statistically compared to the reference work element time values. The result shows no statistical difference among the time data, which clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed model.
Motion time study; computer vision; convolutional neural network; manual operation; standard time
Cite This Article
J. Ji, W. Pannakkong and J. Buddhakulsomsiri, "A computer vision-based model for automatic motion time study," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 73, no.2, pp. 3557–3574, 2022.
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