Jorge Lopes

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Rapid prototyping is becoming a fast-growing and valuable technique for physical models in case of congenital anomalies. Manufacturing models are generally built from three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound, computed tomography, and fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan data. Physical prototype has demonstrated to be clinically of value in case of complex(More)
E-business in construction is not just about trading products on-line, as e-commerce was originally defined. It covers all aspects of relationships with clients, contractors, suppliers, and partners within the construction supply chain. It also includes procurement, intra-team collaboration, handling value added services like transportation, warehousing,(More)
Promoting equity, equal opportunities to all and social inclusion of people with disabilities is a concern of modern societies at large and a key topic in the agenda of European Higher Education. Despite all the progress, we cannot ignore the fact that the conditions provided by the society for the deaf are still far from being perfect. The communication(More)
The goal of this paper is to present the development of a game aimed at making the process of learning sign language enjoyable and interactive, using the VirtualSign Translator. This game aims to make the process of learning sign language easier and enjoyable. In the game the player can control an avatar and interact with several objects and Non-player(More)
The quantity of educational digital content available for the hearing impaired community is very scarce. However, due to extraordinary progress of the new technologies, remarkable opportunities to bring a better quality of life to the public in general arose. Making these opportunities available to those who endure handicap and disabilities is a core(More)
SAFE-PORT is a recently started project addressing the complex issue of determining the best configurations of resources for harbour and port surveillance and protection. More specifically, the main goal is to find, for any given scenario, an adequate set of configuration solutions — i.e., number and type of sensors and equipments, their locations(More)
This paper describes our efforts in the development of NOCT´IVAGO, a non-English version of Let's Go! a bus schedule information system for the city of Pittsburgh, for Lisbon Night Buses. Besides describing language porting issues, the paper addresses the main problems which were related to the integration of a different speech recognizer and synthesizer,(More)
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