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Development and Evaluation of Augmented Object Prototypes for Notifications in Collaborative Writing Environments
In Ubiquitous Computing, augmented objects refer to those elements of the real world which have been provided with computational capabilities to meet a specific need. Meanwhile, Collaborative Writing Environments (CWE) ...
Supporting User Awareness Using Smart Device-Based Notifications
This paper provides an overview of a doctoral research project which focuses in developing a framework to allow smart device-based notifications to provide user awareness. Notifications are mechanisms by which the user’s ...
Ubiquitous Notification Mechanism to Provide User Awareness
Awareness could be defined as the knowledge that the user has of a particular activity, either individual or collaborative. Good awareness mechanisms provide information to the user at the right time so that s/he can know ...
Sign language recognition model combining non-manual markers and handshapes
People with disabilities have fewer opportunities. Technological developments should be used to help these people to have more opportunities. In this paper we present partial results of a research project which aims to ...
Sign Language Recognition Using Leap Motion
Several million people around the world use signs as their main mean of communication. The advances in technologies to recognize such signs will make possible the computer supported interpretation of sign languages. There ...
Supporting phobia treatment with virtual reality: systematic desensitization using oculus rift
An irrational fear is called a phobia. Cognitive therapy teaches patients how to respond to triggering stimuli, by relaxing their mind and entering a state of reduced anxiety. Some of these methods depend on patient’s ...