Alejandro García-Alonso

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Stand-alone virtual environments (VEs) using haptic devices have proved useful for assembly/disassembly simulation of mechanical components. Nowadays, collaborative haptic virtual environments (CHVEs) are also emerging. A new peer-to-peer collaborative haptic assembly simulator (CHAS) has been developed whereby two users can simultaneously carry out(More)
Dietary fiber (DF) intakes in Western countries only accounts for about one-third of the substrates required for colonic bacterial cell turnover. There is a general trend among nutritionists to extend the DF concept to include all food constituents reaching the colon. In this line, a method to quantify the major nondigestible components in plant foods,(More)
The content of digestible starch (DS) and resistant starch (RS) in processed potatoes was assessed. In addition, the effect of domestic cooking on the in vitro digestibility of starch in this tuber, which may influence the glycaemic response, was studied. Resistant starch in raw potato is high, however different RS values were obtained when processed,(More)
Virtual Environments using haptic devices have proved useful for assembly/disassembly simulation of mechanical components. To date most haptic virtual environments are stand-alone. Collaborative Haptic Virtual Environments (CHVEs) are distributed across a number of users via a network, such as the Internet. These present new challenges to the designer, such(More)
REVIMA is a virtual reality system for maintainability simulation in Aeronautics. It comprises both hardware and software developments, plus system integration. REVIMA required the design of a new haptic system. It is used both to track hand movements and to return force feedback that provides the sensation of working with a physical mock-up. The main(More)
We present a real-time volume rendering component for the Web, which provides a set of illustrative and non-photorealistic styles. Volume data is used in many scientific disciplines, requiring the visualization of the inner data, features for enhancing extracted characteristics or even coloring the volume. The Medical Working Group of X3D published a volume(More)
We describe a specific problem within the foundry production area and its need for a cooperative visualization and geometry verification tool. We discuss the opportunity of building a specific application and its features: communication architecture and user interface. The conclusion is that it is possible to develop very specific and powerful products for(More)
Currently, 3D rendering is accessible within Web browsers through open standards such as WebGL, X3D, and X3DOM. At the same time, there is wealth of mature desktop software which comprises algorithms, data structures, user interfaces, databases, etc. It is a challenge to reuse such desktop software using the Web visualization resources. In response to this(More)