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    • A cost-effective approach for developing application-control GUIs for virtual environments 

      Andújar Gran, Carlos Antonio; Fairén González, Marta; Argelaguet Sanz, Fernando (2006-03)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      In this paper we present a new approach for fast development of application-control User Interfaces (UIs) for Virtual Environments (VEs). Our approach allows developers to build sophisticated UIs containing both simple ...
    • A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot 

      Heerink, Marcel; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Albo-Canals, Jordi; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Barco, Alex; Casacuberta Bagó, Judit; Garriga Berga, Carles (2012)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are interrelated. The study features different ...
    • A flexible dialogue system for enhancing web usability 

      Gatius Vila, Marta; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (WWW2009, 2009)
      Conference lecture
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      In this paper, we study how the performance and usability of web dialogue systems could be enhanced by using an appropriate representation of the different types of knowledge involved in communication: general dialogue ...
    • A home-based neurorehabilitation system for children with upper extreimity impairments 

      Wu, Yi-Ning; Saliu, Veton; Donoghue, Noah D.; Donoghue, John P.; Kerman, Karen L. (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2013-11)
      Article
      Open Access
      The objective of this paper is to introduce a novel low-cost human-computer interface (HCI) system for home-based massed practice for children with upper limb impairment due to brain injury. The proposed system targets ...
    • A Speech-based Dialogue System for Household Robots 

      Pons Rueda, Susana (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Technische Universiteit Delft, 2011)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Restricted access - author's decision
      This thesis studies mechanisms to improve human-robot-interaction through a spoken dialogue for household robots. Therefore, a full dialogue system, in which the semantics of the words play an important role, is ...
    • A wireless user- computer interface to explore various sources of biosignals and visual biofeedback for severe motor impairment 

      Londral, Ana; Silva, Hugo; Nunes, Neuza; Carvalho, Mamede; Azevedo, Luis (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2013-11)
      Article
      Open Access
      Severe speech and motor impairments caused by several neurological disorders can limit communication skills to simple yes/no replies. Variability among patients’ physical and social conditions justifies the need of providing ...
    • Accelerometer-based computer mouse for people with special needs 

      Ribas Xirgo, Lluís; López-Varquiel, Francisco (Càtedra d'Accessibilitat (CATAC), 2017-05-31)
      Article
      Open Access
      A great deal of human-machine interaction depends on hands, and so does access to information technology services. People unable to use hands do require special devices that replace computer mice or touchscreens. In this ...
    • Analyzing and testing viewability methods in an advertising network 

      Expósito Ventura, Marta; Ruipérez Valiente, José A.; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-06-29)
      Article
      Open Access
      Many of the current online businesses base completely their revenue models in earnings from online advertisement. A problematic fact is that according to recent studies more than half of display ads are not being detected ...
    • Análisis de la evolución del Itinerario de Diseño Centrado en el Usuario y Diseño Inclusivo de la EPSEVG de la UPC 

      Guasch Murillo, Daniel; Ponsa Asensio, Pere (Comité de Organización de la II JOrnada de Trabajo sobre Enseñanza de CHI (CHIJOTE’18), 2018-09-11)
      Part of book or chapter of book
      Open Access
      En el año 2009 se iniciaron los estudios de grado de “Diseño Industrial y Desarrollo del Producto” en la “Escola Politècnica Superior d’Enginyeria de Vilanova i la Geltrú” de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Una ...
    • Applying TSSL in database schema modeling: visualizing the syntax of gradual transitions 

      Katz, Adi (OmniaScience, 2018-09)
      Article
      Open Access
      Since database conceptual modeling is a complex cognitive activity, finding an appropriate pedagogy to deliver the topic to novice database designers is a challenge for Information Systems (IS) educators. The four-level ...
    • Assessing pediatrics patients’ psychological states from biomedical signals in a cloud of social robots 

      Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Domènech Argemí, Miquel; Albo Canals, Jordi; Serrallonga, Núria; Raya Giner, Cristóbal; Barco, Alex (Springer, 2016)
      Conference report
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      This paper describes an on-going research aiming to design and deploy a robotic-pet based intervention integrated to the Child Life program in a paediatric hospital. The purpose is to provide in the personalized health-care ...
    • Assisted navigation for 3D serious games training 

      Moya Santos, Sergio; Grau Carrión, Sergi; Tost Pardell, Daniela (2013)
      Conference report
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      Serious games in 3D virtual environments are becoming a popular tool for professional training activities as well as for rehabilitation. Navigation in 3D is recognized as one of the activity which is more dificult to master ...
    • Augmented reality uses in educational research projects: The "Falcones Project", a case study applying technology in the Humanities framework at high school level 

      Navarro Delgado, Isidro; Galindo, Antonio; Fonseca Escudero, David (ACM, 2013)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      In the present paper, we describe the methodology for the implementation of Augmented Reality (AR) on a project with high-school students, in order to display content related to the book La reina descalza (Ildefonso ...
    • Automatització banc de proves de equips neumàtics a Renfe 

      Amer Moyà, Guillem (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-14)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      Covenantee:   Renfe Fabricación y Mantenimiento
      Com bé indica el títol d’aquest document, el projecte es basa en l’automatització d’un banc de proves de panells pneumàtics, ubicats en tots els trens de la plataforma CIVIA. Els panells esmentats anteriorment s’encarreguen ...
    • Avaluació del desplegament d’una aplicació de video-xat interactiu per a persones grans al seu domicili (“Jugues”), desenvolupada pel Centre d'Estudis Tecnològics per a l'atenció a la Dependència i la vida Autònoma 

      Escobosa Iglesias, Alicia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-06-25)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD)
      En aquest projecte es desenvolupa l’aplicació informàtica “Mira com Jugues” que permet l’anàlisi de la usabilitat, mitjançant el registre automàtic de l’ús (logging), de l’aplicació “JUGUES?” dissenyada i desenvolupada ...
    • Beyond cognition and affect: sensing the unconscious 

      Ivonin, Leonid; Huang-Ming, Chang; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Chen, Wei; Rauterberg, Mattias (Taylor & Francis, 2015-03-04)
      Article
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      In the past decade, research on human-computer interaction has embraced psychophysiological user interfaces that enhance awareness of computers about conscious cognitive and affective states of users and increase their ...
    • BIM education experience in social project resolution with user evaluation 

      Pérez Sandoval, Miguel Ángel; Navarro Delgado, Isidro; Besné Yaguas, Alia; Sandoval, Georgina; Minaya Hernández, Fernando Rafael; Redondo Domínguez, Ernesto; Moya Sala, Joaquim; Fonseca, David (Springer, Charm, 2021)
      Conference report
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      This article is the continuation of the research published in WorldCist 2020 under the topic “L) Information technologies in education”, which describes the educational results of the implementation of Building Information ...
    • Can children take advantage of Nao gaze-based hints during gameplay? 

      Mwangi, Eunice; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Barakova, Emilia; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Rauterberg, Mattias (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      This paper presents a study that analyzes the effects of robots’ gaze hints on children's performance in a card-matching game. We conducted a within-subjects study, in which children played a card game “Memory” in the ...
    • Cognitive Interaction Analysis in Human–Robot Collaboration Using an Assembly Task 

      Chacón Encalada, Luis Alejandro; Ponsa Asensio, Pere; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio (2021-05-31)
      Article
      Open Access
      In human–robot collaborative assembly tasks, it is necessary to properly balance skills to maximize productivity. Human operators can contribute with their abilities in dexterous manipulation, reasoning and problem solving, ...
    • Cognitive system framework for brain-training exercise based on human-robot interactif 

      Andriella, Antonio; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2020-02-25)
      Article
      Open Access
      Every 3 seconds, someone develops dementia worldwide. Brain-training exercises, preferably involving also physical activity, have shown their potential to monitor and improve the brain function of people affected by Alzheimer ...