Francisco Ibañez

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Eldergames is a EU-funded project to develop games using advanced visualisation and interaction interfaces to improve the cognitive, functional and social skills of older users. The project merges two major areas to which technology for elderly people is applied: health and social engagement. Its platform will allow users to improve their cognitive skills(More)
The 24-h distribution of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is known to be deeply reshaped among albino rats with neurotoxic lesions in the lateral hypothalamus (LH) or among rodent models of human narcolepsy-cataplexy, with selective damage of orexinergic neurones. We explored the hypothesis that this phenomenon is explained by an enhancement of REM sleep(More)
OBJECTIVES Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk. Furthermore, ethnicity and gender-specific normative data are required to assess cIMT, which are not available for Andean-Hispanics. In addition, data regarding correlates of subclinical atherosclerosis in ethnic population are needed. METHODS We studied(More)
This paper includes part of the strategies used to solve a scheduling problem developed for a company that produces flexible packaging. In this problem it is necessary to schedule several jobs that involve four processes and for each there is a group of machines available with similar characteristics. Each activity is performed on just one machine. The(More)
SeniorChannel is a European project that explores the potential of using an Interactive Digital Television (IDTV) to turn elderly people at home into an active audience. Techniques to involve elderly users in the requirement collection during the design phase should take into account the decrease in perception, cognition and motor abilities associated with(More)
It is clearly desirable that logical speciications and the programs that implement them should be as close as possible. Such a claim is often made in support of the logic programming paradigm. However, SLD-resolution, the basic procedural semantics for logic programming, is only deened for programs whose statements are Horn clauses. Most research for(More)
Because of their specific aging-related needs, older users should be involved when it comes to designing and evaluating devices that target them. While emphasis is usually put only on the accessibility of the final interface to this population, the participatory design and evaluation methods should also be adapted to their needs. This paper aims to(More)
This paper includes part of the strategies used to solve a scheduling problem developed for a company that produces flexible packaging, presented in a quite general form though. In this problem it is necessary to schedule several jobs that involve four process and for each one of them there is a group of machines available (of similar characteristics). Each(More)