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CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica

Product in Touch

2018 - 2021

The Product in Touch - Development and Industrial Validation of a Multimodal Virtual Prototyping for In-Car Design project aims the exploration of the tactile sensation in the design of specific components integrated into the cars interiors, where the project aims to achieve the following results:

  • A tactile probe to extract tactile features from real plastic components;
  • A computational model for correlating tactile sensation and object features to improve the product quality check in injection molding plastic components to meet the customers satisfaction;
  • An advanced virtual prototyping method based on multisensory stimulation to integrate the customers’ feedback in the product quality check and preference verification, in a virtual way, before it enters into injection molding phase of plastic components.

The solution presented by PRODUCT IN TOUCH seeks to standardize tactile sensation in a virtual environment to improve design, quality and manufacturing process in the injection molding of plastic components used in car interiors.

This cross-sectional project includes the domains of applied research of the CCG: CVIG (Computer Vision, Interaction and Graphics) and (PIU (Perception, Interaction and Usability).

Know more about the Product in Touch project.


  • Edilásio Carreira da Silva, Lda.
  • INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
  • CCG - Centro de Computação Gráfica


  • Compete2020, Portugal 2020, ERDF
  • Eligible investment: EUR 1,2 million
  • ERDF Support: 818 thousand euros



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