Projects

List of ongoing projects:

  • SmartSIGN S2X – Development of intelligent road signs
    • Abstract: Road accidents are a civilizational phenomenon resulting from the circulation of large numbers of vehicles on public roads. There are four interrelated factors at their origin: the human, the vehicle, the infrastructure and the environment. In what respects to the infrastructure components, vertical traffic signs are particularly important. In fact, a significant part of accidents occurs because drivers do not see, or ignore, traffic signs, particularly in adverse weather conditions or because of drivers’ distraction. To overcome these issues, recently algorithms have been developed for the treatment of images taken by cameras installed in vehicles, which allow the automatic recognition of signs and the transmission of the respective information to the driver. However, one of the challenges of these systems is their dependence on adverse weather conditions that may hinder, or even turn impossible, the recognition of vertical signs through the respective captured images. In this sense, the main objective of this project is to overcome these limitations by developing “active/intelligent” traffic signs which, in addition to their visual content, ensure that their information is received by road users through other means of communication, independent from weather conditions. To this end, it will be developed a technological solution – SmartSIGN S2X –involving disruptive developments in three essential areas: the vertical signs themselves, which should incorporate  modules  for  the  transmission  of  information  via  radiofrequency;  the communications and protocols, which should enable adaptation to technologies and protocols of wireless communication between components and public roads, for which harmonised  specifications  are  being  developed  between  European  countries;  an application for the management of the incoming data resultant from traffic signs that, through  a  proper  interface  platform,  allows  the  effective  communication  of  the respective information to users.
    • Promoter: Sociedade Nacional De Sinalização Vertical Lda
    • Partners: Polytechnic of Leiria, Instituto de Telecomunicações,
    • Total budget: 450 825,55 €
    • CIIC budget: xx,xx €
    • CIIC researcheres: Carlos Rabadão, Sílvio Mendes, Paulo Loureiro, Paulo Costa,  Miguel Frade
    • Dates: from 2020-04-01 to 2022-04-01

 

  • S4AGRO
    • Abstract: The project S4AGRO aims to qualify agroindustrial SME companies, namely those related with meat products, fruit and vegetables, milk products and bakery and pastry products, in order to adopt innovative and sustainable solutions that allow the increasing of productivity and efficiency in circular economy and industry 4.0 framework. Regarding cybersecurity, the project aims to identify IT infrastructure and information security critical factors, to further allow companies to adopt a wide set of international standards and best practices in those security domains.
    • Partners: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Universidade de Évora (UÉvora) Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC), Instituto Politécnico da Guarda (IPG), Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPLeiria), Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC), Associação do Cluster Agro-Industrial do Centro (InovCluster)
    • Total budget: 1 102 742,70 €
    • CIIC budget: 129 662,40 €
    • CIIC researchers: Carlos Rabadão, Mário Antunes
    • Dates: from 2020-04-01 to 2022-04-01

 

  • GAMESLABNET – Development of a Transnational Network of Video Game Technology Demonstration Centers applied to the digital transformation of SMEs in SUDOE´s priority economic sectors (Interreg Sudoe Project SOE3/P2/E0927)
    • Abstract: The project intends to establish an innovative service to support the expansion of the market of small companies in the video games and gamification sector that provide solutions for the “digital transformation” of the SUDOE economic sectors. This innovative service consists of the creation of a series of Demonstration Centers (GAMELABs) in the SUDOE territory that will allow small companies and start-ups in the sector to show their products in a practical way and, in parallel, provide training related to these technologies and provide co-working spaces to develop pilot projects aimed at different key sectors of the SUDOE economy. Each of the Centers will specialize in applications for one of the SUDOE´´s priority economic sectors and will operate in a network, allowing digital game companies to present demonstrators of their products in the set of regions participating in the Project. The main innovative aspects are: – The implementation of a model of Demonstration Centers that allows simultaneously showing demonstrators of digital game solutions, e.g. simulators, process virtualization, augmented reality applications, serious games for customer loyalty, oriented to an economic sector core of each region or territory, facilitate the creation of new solutions through the interaction between programmers and user companies and train new professionals in the knowledge and use of new digital game technologies and applications. – This model will adapt to be applied in several regions and with different sectoral approaches. Throughout the project, the model and its results will be evaluated and proposals for improvement will be identified, for later transfer to new regions of the SUDOE. – Networking between the centers will make it easier for SMEs proposing digital game solutions to present demonstrators of their products in different regions, applied to different economic sectors. – The application of an eminently practical approach involves promoting the “Digital Transformation” of the key sectors of the SUDOE, presenting real demonstrators and creating solutions that are representative of the sector corresponding to the reach of SMEs. This will be possible thanks to the involvement and interaction between SMEs in the video games and gamification sector, proponents of solutions, large ICT companies that integrate solutions and clusters that integrate the value chain of a given sector.
    • Partners: Confederación Española de Empresas de Tecnologías de la Información, Comunicaciones y Electrónica – CONETIC (Spain); Asociación de Industrias de Conocimiento y Tecnología GAIA (Spain); Centro Español de Logística – CEL (Spain); Ecole Supérieur des Technologies Industrielles Avancées – ESTIA (France); CCI Pau Béarn – CCI PAU BEARN (France); Institut National Universitaire Jean-François Champollion – INU CHAMPOLLION (France); Polytechnic of Leiria – IPLeiria (Portugal)
    • Total budget: 1 290 750 €
    • CIIC budget: 150 000 €
    • CIIC researchers: Carlos Rabadão, Eduarda Abrantes, Gustavo Reis, Ricardo Antunes, Filipe Gonçalves, Gabriel Evangelista
    • Dates: from 2019-10-01 to 2022-09-30

 

  • SmartWalk: Smart Cities for Active Senior Citizens
    • Abstract: SmartWalk aims at increasing the quality of life of the elder population by creating tools to monitor and help to preserve functional capacities. The increase of elderly population makes a pressing matter the promotion of healthy ageing, with autonomy and independence, and preserving functional capacities. Active Aging is a priority area of the Health 2020 policy of the EU. Additional to this concept exists the concept of Aging in Place that reflects the desire to be at home while ageing. SmartWalk proposes the creation of a physical activity monitoring system for smart cities (SC). It comprises mobile devices to acquire and transmit biometric data to a server via existing SC communication infrastructure, for a trustworthy and free service. A back-office application allows health professionals, and relevant institutions, to see the data and propose small routine changes to promote adequate physical condition, if necessary. The proposals are communicated to users via their mobile device.
    • Partners: Águeda School of Technology and Management (project leader); Aveiro School of Health Sciences; Globaltronic – Electronics and Telecommunications; Águeda City Council; Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
    • Total budget: 118 409,94 €
    • CIIC budget: 20 264,39 €
    • CIIC researcher: António Pereira

 

  •  CARE4VALUE
    • Abstract: Develop and implement a model information system and management control, which maximizes value creation (health outcomes per euro spent) in the Integrated Integrated Health Care Units.
    • Partners: CIGS (project leader)
    • Total budget: 149 485 €
    • CIIC researchers: Marisa Maximiano

 

  • OnTRACK: On Time to Rethink ACtivity Knowledge – a personalized health coaching platform to tackle physical inactivity in COPD
    • Abstract: Physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor for death worldwide. In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it is particularly serious as inactivity increases patients’ risk for hospitalizations, mortality and reduced quality of life. Improving patients’ PA is thus a global priority for governments, policy makers and clinicians. Mobile health (mHealth) applications are ubiquitous and may help patients be more physically active. However, previous studies yielded mixed results due to the lack of consideration of contextual factors. As a complex behaviour, PA is influenced by an interplay of individual, social and environmental factors and PA preferences that may act as barriers/facilitators. OnTRACK will develop, evaluate and disseminate a personalized health coaching platform which considers an individual’s preferences and contextual factors.
    • Total budget: 236 275,62 €
    • Partners: ciTechCare (project leader), CARME, ESTG-IPLeiria
    • CIIC researchers: Fernando Silva e José Ribeiro

 

  • AR WARE: Augmented Reality for intelligent WAREhouse management
    • Abstract: The AR WARE project aims to develop a platform to support the organization, logistics management of operations and/or the choice of medium or large warehouses of companies, distributors and/or logistics operators, based on paradigms like Internet of Things (IoT), 4.0 Industry and technologies such as augmented reality, 2D/3D mapping, image processing and intelligent algorithms (based on artificial intelligence, heuristics and operational research).
    • Consortium:
      • 3 companies: In-centea – Management Technology; Codi – Trade and Industrial Design; Matcerâmica – Food & Beverage Outlets
      • 2 non-corporate entities: Association C.C.G./ZGDV – Computer Graphics Center; Politechnic of Leiria
    • CIIC researchers: Alexandrino Gonçalves; Nuno Carlos Rodrigues; Anabela Marto

 

  • BLON SCIENTIFICALLY
    • Abstract: The ongoing project fits the scientific areas of CIIC, with practical activities in computer sciences and communication areas. The activities to be developed will be the use of tools and technologies in the field of information technology applied to various knowledge areas, from natural sciences (Biology) to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The activities will be based on the scientific method in a dynamic process. The aim is to stimulate practical activities in Schools and CIIC facilities, namely at three levels: (1) activities with students, in the classroom, (2) activities with teachers, giving them tools to streamline their classes, (3) activities with small groups of students and teachers, to explore technologies available at CIIC.
    • Funding: Ministério da Educação, Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior e Rede de Bibliotecas Escolares
    • CIIC researcher: Rita Ascenso

 

  • Leiria Newspaper
    • Abstract: Creation of App “Reporter no Mundo” (Word Reporter) with a gamification system for mobile devices and front office to support the management of this app with the purpose of encouraging the creation of news by ordinary people with Portuguese nationality who are living in foreign countries.
    • Parteners: Jornal Região de Leiria
    • CIIC researchers: Eduarda Abrantes

 

  • LINPOSYS: Low-cost Indoor Positioning System
    • Abstract: The aim of Linposys is to carry out research, development and performance evaluation of a novel low-cost Indoor Positioning System (IPS) based on a small FM-TDM-WCDMA (Frequency Modulation – Time Division Multiplexing – Wide Code Division Multiple Access) network. The positioning process is performed with the help of an artificial neural network.
    • Proponent: Instituto de Telecomunicações
    • CIIC Researcher: João Pereira

 

  • STRETCHTRONICS: Soft And Stretchable Mechatronics For Wearable Devices: Fabrication, Implementation And Applications
    • Abstract: Stretchtronics is a project to investigate novel fabrication methods and show-case applications of Stretchable Electronics, including wearable systems for biomonitoring and active prosthetic hands. It also involves methods and materials for additive manufacturing (3D printing) of stretchable electronics. The interdisciplinary project joins experts from material and polymer science, electrical engineering, additive manufacturing and stretchable electronics.
    • Proponents: Institute of Systems and Robotics (project leader); Technology Center of the Mold Industry, Special Tools and Plastics (Centimfe); University of Coimbra
    • CIIC Researcher: Henrique Almeida

 

  • MIMO: Moving Image Museum
    • Abstract: The MIMO project-partnership is dedicated to the execution, updating and maintenance of the exhibition modules of the Museum and to study and propose didactic methodologies and art installations for the Permanent Exhibition of the Moving Image Museum (MIMO) of Leiria Municipal Council.
    • Partners: Leiria Municipality
    • CIIC Researcher: Alexandrino Gonçalves

 

  • Veggies4MyHeart: Creation Of A Digital Game To Promote Vegetable Consumption In Schools
    • Abstract: Veggies4MyHeart aims to develop a 2D digital game to encourage preschoolers to eat more vegetables. In the promoting future, the team plans to extend the project to other ages promoting vegetable consumption in all ages.
    • Partners: ciTechCare, Leiria Municipality
    • CIIC Researchers: Eduarda Abrantes, Gustavo Reis

 

  • SFCoLAB: Smart Farm CoLAB
    • Abstract: SMART FARM CoLAB is a Collaborative Laboratory for Digital Innovation in agriculture based in Portugal West Region which aim is to generate integrative high-tech solutions into the horticulture-viticulture -fruticulture production sectors. SFCoLAB will focus on sustainable production strategies, integrating resources use efficiency innovative techniques, digital and real-time monitoring systems with a high-tech farming management. A global strategy that aims to answer key regional questions and global issues raised by the sector. SFCoLAB will address the current challenges of climate change, farm digitalization and a circular economy at small- and medium-farm systems. The total amount of support requested to support scientific qualified employment, for 5 years, was € 2.390.145.
    • Partners:  INESCC-IPLeiria, LSRE–LCM – IPLeiria, CITUR, Municipality of Torres Vedras
    • Funding: FCT
    • CIIC Researcher: Carlos Rabadão

 

  • TabMir: Miróbriga Taverns
    • Abstract: TabMir is an interdisciplinary study of a Roman imperial city, with the possibility of extending to the Suevi-Visigoth period, from the second half of century I to the first half of century VI. It aims to approach in a stratigraphic way a type of urban sector barely known of the Roman Lusitania. In this sense, it is not only a study per si of architectural realities and their evolution, with Miróbriga as the case study, but an integrated study, including specialists of Imperial Roman Archeology and Late Antiquity, Archeometry, Zooarchaeology, Topography, Computer Engineering and Conservation and Restoration, involving 9 institutions from 2 countries.
    • Partners: Universidade Nova de Lisboa (project leader)
    • CIIC REsearcher: Alexandrino Gonçalves