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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a combined heavy-resistance and running-speed training program performed in the same training session on strength, running velocity (RV), and vertical-jump performance (VJ) of soccer players. Thirty-five individuals were divided into 3 groups. The first group (n = 12, COM group) performed a combined(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the postactivation potentiation effect after a heavy resistance stimulus (HRS) on running speed (RS). Fifteen amateur team game players (basketball, volleyball, handball, and soccer players), ages 18-23 years running the 30-m dash and the intermediate phase of 0-10 and 0-30 m sprints, were used to evaluate RS.(More)
Augmented Reality (AR) is becoming mobile. Mobile devices have many constraints but also rich new features that traditional desktop computers do not have. There are several survey papers on AR, but none is dedicated to Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR). Our work serves the purpose of closing this gap. The contents are organized with a bottom-up approach. We(More)
We introduce ReadMe, a real-time recommendation system (RS) and an online algorithm for Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) ecosystems. A MAR ecosystem is the one that contains mobile users and virtual objects. The role of ReadMe is to detect and present the most suitable virtual objects on the mobile user's screen. The selection of the proper virtual objects(More)
—The proliferation of mobile devices combined with advances in the area of low-power wireless communication, such as Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth 4.0, gave rise to a new computation paradigm known as Device–to–Device (D2D) offloading. In this scenario, devices collaborate with each other using short wireless links to create ad-hoc P2P networks for distributed(More)
During the last years, researchers have proposed solutions to help smartphones offload heavy tasks to remote entities in order to improve execution time and reduce energy consumption. Lately, inspired by the promising results of message forwarding in opportunistic networks, many researchers have proposed strategies for task offloading towards nearby mobile(More)
We propose Fides, a computation offloading mechanism for mobile devices based on trust between them. Fides provides functionalities to the application developers in terms of (i) application splitting and (ii) metric proposal, according to which the offloading decisions will be made. A collective intelligence mechanism is learning the parameters of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of three different stretching protocols on balance, agility, reaction time and movement time of the upper limbs. Participants were thirty one female high school athletes (age = 17.3 ± 0.5 yr.). All participants performed one of the following protocols on different days: (a) 3 min jogging followed by(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Technique and Games approaches on girls' soccer performance and motivation. The Technique approach focuses on technique instruction using drills, whereas the Games approach places emphasis on tactic instruction with modified games. 37 girls, 12 to 13 years old, were taught 15 soccer lessons by(More)