Projects

Development of formulation to reduce the effect of PAHs in the raw materials of child products.

Polycyclic aromatics hydrocarbons (PAH) are composed by the incomplete combustion and the pyrolysis of the organic material. Both natural sources (forest fires, volcanic eruption, etc.), and anthropogenic sources (vehicle emissions, catalytic oil cracking, industrial combustions of fossil fuels, etc.) contribute to the release of PAH in the environment. [...]

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Advanced Robotics Systems – SIRA

The main objective of this project is to develop controlled algorithms which allow the recognition of superficies and/or trajectories in a form that allow automatize superficial treatment process which implicate a tedious work for the operators like an excessive consummation of labour force. [...]

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Improvement of the development process of new consumerism goods with TIC Technology for child through risk analysis – SCREENRISK

The main objective of the project SCREENRISK is provide to the industry integral pioneer methodologic tools for the risk analysis related to the usage of new technologies (TIC included) dedicated to child public, ensuring the creation of new quality recreational products that both are valuable toys and represent no risk for the health of the youngest/smallest. [...]

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LUMÍNICA: Development of a 3D projection system for large format audiovisual environments.

This project has developed the latest generation visualisation system that will enable 3D projection in large format environments, taking advantage of existing projection infrastructure. In addition, it has adapted and integrated individual and group interaction technologies that will enable improvement not only of content visualisation but also interaction in various spheres. [...]

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Technology Cooperation Platform for the application of innovative technologies in childhood – PLAITEC III

This project aims to publicise and promote the collaborative work of the Work Groups and other members of the Technology Platform for innovation in Childhood so that the ongoing activities can have continuity and new and better results are obtained. [...]

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iBUS – an integrated business model for customer driven custom product supply chain

The overall objective for iBUS is to develop and demonstrate a innovative business model, based in the current supply chain, that boost the sells of the manufacturers of traditional toys of the European Union (EU) by using technologies Internet based, focusing in safe and high quality personalised products. [...]

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Evaluation and improvement of the braking test in toys

Current European regulations on toy safety demands a series of requirements for braking systems on toys that support the weight of the child. The requirements mandate that these toys include braking devices, where it is not demonstrated that they can be used effectively in practice by children of the ages at which they are aimed. [...]

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R&D in development of new materials and process of additive manufacturing: application to moulds for short series of injection.

Currently, the manufacture of basic plastic pieces by injection process is made with metallic moulds, where the fabrication of those metallic mould is realised via subtraction process, this means, we start with a metal piece from which we eliminate the metal, creating the cavity shaped according to the final piece. Among the conventional process used for the mould manufacture we found the machining or the electro erosion. [...]

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HAVISA. Research and Development of a gamificated TIC platform and guides for the development of new products in food, sport, health and toys sector, which promote healthy lifestyle.

The improvement of socioeconomic conditions in the majority of the European states had contributed to the growth of the population life expectancy and to a rising awareness on the importance of maintain healthy lifestyle, to preserve a health level adequate to the lifelong. The society presents a preoccupation, increasingly accentuated, of possible relationships between alimentation and health and increasingly more aware of the benefits provided by the usual practice of a sport activity. [...]

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EUROHANDFEET. Research of the anthropometric characteristics of the European child population to support the security, ergonomy and motor skills of products for children.

As the safe and ergonomic creation of child products is concerned, companies declare disposing of anthropometric characteristics representative of the target population. They also specify disposing of criterias that transform those characteristics in design parameters that ensure the production of ergonomic child products, which are safe and who answer the interaction between child fine motor and objects. [...]

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