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    • A Model Proposal for Augmented Reality Game Creation to Incentivize Physical Activity 

      Cicció Cabezas, José Antonio; Quesada Quirós, Luis (2017)
      Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are relevant issues in today’s society. Even though different resources can be used to approach this problem, technology provides endless possibilities to fight against this problem. This ...
    • An Empirical Validation of an Automated Genetic Software Effort Prediction Framework Using the ISBSG Dataset 

      Murillo Morera, Juan; Quesada López, Christian Ulises; Castro Herrera, Carlos; Jenkins Coronas, Marcelo (2016-04)
      The complexity of providing accurate software effort prediction models is well known in the software industry. Several prediction models have been proposed in the literature using different techniques, with different ...
    • Application of GQM+Strategies in a Multi-industry State-Owned Company 

      López Herrera, Gustavo; Aymerich Fuentes, Brenda; Garbanzo Quirós, Diana; Pacheco Hernández, Alexia (2016)
      Technological applications have an increasingly important role in most companies. Investment in Information Technologies (IT) is also growing in most of them. The need to align IT-related goals with the company’s strategic ...
    • Development and Evaluation of Augmented Object Prototypes for Notifications in Collaborative Writing Environments 

      Brenes Carranza, José Antonio; López Herrera, Gustavo; Guerrero Blanco, Luis Alberto (2016)
      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) ...
    • Evolution of microcontroller’s course under the influence of arduino 

      Acevedo Patiño, Oscar; Contreras Ortiz, Sonia Helena; Martínez Santos, Juan Carlos (2016)
      This paper presents the evolution of an undergraduate microcontroller’s course that uses Arduino as its main platform. In earlier versions of the course, it focused on teaching Arduino’s framework and its interconnection ...
    • GQM+Strategies and IDEAL: A Combination of Approaches to Achieve Continuous SPI An Experience Report in a Large Multi-industry State-Owned Company 

      López Herrera, Gustavo; Pacheco Hernández, Alexia; Cocozza Garro, Francisco José; Garbanzo Quirós, Diana; Aymerich Fuentes, Brenda; Marín Raventós, Gabriela (2016)
      GQM+Strategies is an approach that aligns the business goals at each level of an organization to strategies and assesses the achievement of goals. The IDEAL model is an organizational improvement model. In this paper, ...
    • Learning principles in program visualizations: a systematic literature review 

      Hidalgo Céspedes, Jeisson; Marín Raventós, Gabriela; Lara Villagrán, Vladimir (2016-10)
      Program visualizations help students understand the runtime behavior of other programs. They are educational tools to complement lectures or replace inefficient static drawings. A recent survey found 46 program ...
    • Mobile internet tariff models: technical or political decisions? A Costa Rican case study 

      Castro Reyes, Alexander; Marín Raventós, Gabriela (2016)
      We focus on the discussion about the proposal of shifting to a post paid mobile Internet tariff model based on usage, and its impact on universal use and service access for the poor sectors of the country. This proposal ...
    • Sign language recognition model combining non-manual markers and handshapes 

      Quesada Quirós, Luis; Marín Raventós, Gabriela; Guerrero Blanco, Luis Alberto (2016-11-29)
      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 

      Quesada Quirós, Luis; López Herrera, Gustavo; Guerrero Blanco, Luis Alberto (2015-12-01)
      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 

      Monge Chacón, José Pablo; López Herrera, Gustavo; Guerrero Blanco, Luis Alberto (2017)
      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 ...
    • Supporting User Awareness Using Smart Device-Based Notifications 

      López Herrera, Gustavo; Guerrero Blanco, Luis Alberto (2016)
      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 ...
    • Towards smart notifications - An adaptive approach using smart devices 

      López Herrera, Gustavo; Guzmán Villalta, Marcelo; Marín Raventós, Gabriela; Guerrero Blanco, Luis Alberto (2016)
      The use of smart devices is increasing rapidly; this trend is changing the paradigm in which notifications are delivered to users. Smart devices are important to provide user awareness. However, their use must be controlled ...
    • Typifying mechanisms for gender digital equity in Latin America 

      Marín Raventós, Gabriela; Calderón Campos, Marta Eunice (2016)
      Gender digital equity in Latin America and the Caribbean is our goal. We analyze gender specific structural inequalities that constitute barriers for women’s access to ICT: such as education, traditional cultural beliefs ...
    • Ubiquitous Notification Mechanism to Provide User Awareness 

      López Herrera, Gustavo; Guerrero Blanco, Luis Alberto (2016)
      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 ...
    • Use of Emerging 3D Printing and Modeling Technologies in the Health Domain 

      Ávila Arias, Carolina; López Herrera, Gustavo; Marín Raventós, Gabriela; Salazar Sánchez, Lizbeth; Miranda Chacón, Zaray; González Fernández, Jessica; Brenes, Brian (2016)
      Three-Dimensional (3D) technologies emerged from the technological advances in manufacturing required to produce physical versions of digital models. The most attractive feature of 3D technologies is that virtual models ...