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Sound And Tangible Interfaces for Novel product shaping

Project description

Multimodal Interfaces

The main objective of the project is to develop a new generation of multimodal and multisensory interfaces, which provide natural and adaptive tools to support users¿ intentions and behavior, supporting free-hand interaction with virtual shapes. They consist of:- multimodal interface based on fusion of force feedback, sound and vision for representing global and local properties of shape and material, which can be perceived statically or dynamically during exploration and modification of digital shapes performed by users through free-hand, unconstrained, robust and ergonomic interaction;- novel haptic and tangible interfaces allowing users to modify digital shapes through free-hand interaction which aims at exploiting users' dexterity and skills in physically interacting with materials.The goal of SATIN is to study and evaluate the novel interfaces integrated into a new system for product design, which will be used by designers for modeling, modifying and evaluating digital shapes through free-hand interaction which exploits designers' existing skills, by mimicking their real operations on physical clay models.The main objective in terms of technological advances and exploitation of results is fostering European leadership in the field of multimodal and haptic technologies, proposing a tangible and sound interface based on free-hand interaction which is not existing today, which can be used in various application domains like product design and, in perspective, in the medical field. The project will contribute to advance scientific research in the field of multimodal interfaces, sound display of physical phenomena, and perception and cognition. SATIN will promote the use of virtual prototyping in the conceptual phase of product design to a larger number of designers who operate in sectors where the leadership of high-quality European design must be maintained or even expanded by increasing efficiency and response time to market demand.

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EU contribution
€ 838 779,00
Via La Masa, 34
20156 Milano

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Participants (8)