Luís Teixeira

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Today's available solutions for the production of digitally compressed TV programmes require successive decoding and re-coding operations due both to the multiplicity of digital formats currently in use for signal acquisition and to technology limitations. This has the consequence of increasing the production costs and of reducing the overall signal(More)
A Software Transactional Memory (STM) is an abstraction that aims at simplifying the development of concurrent programs. When using STMs, the programmers are not required to manage explicitly concurrency control, for instance, by using low-level synchronization mechanisms such as locks. Instead, programmers only need to identify the sequences of operations(More)
Understanding and predicting people's displacement movement is particularly important for professionals involved in planning complex buildings (e.g., hospitals, convention centers, subway stations and university campus). Some decisions taken by the visitors while choosing what route to follow can be influenced by some environmental cues which can act as a(More)
Previous studies suggest significant differences between navigating virtual environments in a life-like walking manner (i.e., using treadmills or walk-in-place techniques) and virtual navigation (i.e., flying while really standing). The latter option, which usually involves hand-centric devices (e.g., joysticks), is the most common in Virtual Reality-based(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is often responsible for difficulties in interacting with smartphones; however, research has not yet addressed these issues and how these challenge people with Parkinson’s (PwP). This paper specifically investigates the symptoms and characteristics of PD that may influence the interaction with smartphones to then contribute in this(More)