Luís Carlos Sousa

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PoolLiveAid is an augmented reality tool designed to assist unskilled or amateur pool, or snooker or billiards players in predicting trajectories. A camera placed above the table acquires and processes the game on-the-fly. The system detects the table border, the ba predictable trajectory of the white ball, and the ball directly in its trajectory. The(More)
Three very young shepherds, on May 13, 1917, reported seeing " ... a lady even brighter than the sun… " , floating a meter or so in the air, near an old oak tree, when they were pasturing their little herd in Cova da Iria, Portugal. The story of Our Lady of Fátima has remained one of the most remarkable odes in Portuguese folklore. It is, beyond the(More)
Pool and billiards are amongst a family of games played on a table with six pockets along the rails. This paper presents an augmented reality tool designed to assist unskilled or amateur players of such games. The system is based on a projector and a Kinect 2 sensor placed above the table, acquiring and processing the game on-the-fly. By using depth(More)
Permeability of a Blalock-Taussig shunt can increase the risk of endocarditis and ventricular overload. Percutaneous embolization of these shunts gives variable results. We report our experience in 10 patients with percutaneous closure of modified Blalock-Taussig shunts using retrograde arterial embolization with Gianturco coils. The patients' median age(More)
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