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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 flexible dialogue system for enhancing web usability 

      Gatius Vila, Marta; González Bermúdez, Meritxell (WWW2009, 2009)
      Conference lecture
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      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 study of the human-system interface complexity sources in wastewater treatment plants 

      Ponsa Asensio, Pere; Pérez, Àlex; Gámiz Caro, Javier Francisco; Manresa-Yee, Cristina; Vilanova, Ramon (Universidad de Zaragoza, 2012)
      Conference report
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      In human-automation interaction it is necessary to define methods and tools to assess the human-system interface complexity. In a first assessment, the use of an evaluation questionnaire aiming at detecting complexity ...
    • A Usability study case of a vision-based gesture interface 

      Ponsa Asensio, Pere; Urbina, Carlos; Manresa-Yee, Cristina; Vilanova Arbós, Ramón (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014)
      Conference report
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      Gestural interaction uses human gestures to interact with an interactive system. Many efforts have been done to define gestures and facilitate a comfortable and natural way to interact. In this paper an experimental ...
    • 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 ...
    • Anisomorphic ray-casting manipulation for interacting with 2D GUIs 

      Andújar Gran, Carlos Antonio; Argelaguet Sanz, Fernando (2007-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      The accommodation of conventional 2D GUIs with virtual environments (VEs) can greatly enhance the possibilities of many VE applications. In this paper we present a variation of the well-known ray-casting technique for fast ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Children’s imaginaries of human-robot interaction in healthcare 

      Vallès Peris, Núria; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Domènech Argemí, Miquel (2018-05-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper analyzes children’s imaginaries of Human-Robots Interaction (HRI) in the context of social robots in healthcare, and it explores ethical and social issues when designing a social robot for a children’s hospital. ...
    • Click'n'Cut: crowdsourced interactive segmentation with object candidates 

      Carlier, Axel; Charvillat, Vincent; Salvador Aguilera, Amaia; Giró Nieto, Xavier; Marques, Ogé (ACM, 2014)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      This paper introduces Click’n’Cut, a novel web tool for inter- active object segmentation designed for crowdsourcing tasks. Click’n’Cut combines bounding boxes and clicks generated by workers to obtain accurate object ...
    • Cognitive system framework for brain-training exercise based on human-robot interactif 

      Andriella, Antonio; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2020-02-25)
      Article
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      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 ...
    • Combining motion planning with social reward sources for collaborative human-robot navigation task design 

      Dalmasso Blanch, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-05-15)
      Master thesis
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    • Communicate robot’s intention using swept volumes 

      Lloses Miró, Joel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-09-06)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      Covenantee:   University of Colorado Boulder
      Nowadays robots are becoming increasingly capable and their interaction with humans is a critical technological challenge. Interaction, by definition, requires communication between robots and humans. This communication ...