Rodrigo de Oliveira

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With the advent of instant mobile messaging applications, traditional SMS is in danger of loosing it's reign as the king of mobile messaging. Applications like WhatsApp allow mobile users to send real-time text messages to individuals or groups of friends at no cost. While there is a vast body of research on traditional text messaging practices, little is(More)
We present TripleBeat, a mobile phone based system that assists runners in achieving predefined exercise goals via musical feedback and two persuasive techniques: a glanceable interface for increased personal awareness and a virtual competition. TripleBeat is based on a previous system named MPTrain. First, we describe TripleBeat's hardware and software,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and the phosphaturic hormone FGF23, a fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family member, increase early in chronic kidney disease (CKD) before the occurrence of hyperphosphatemia. This short-term 6-wk dose titration study evaluated the effect of two phosphate binders on PTH and FGF23 levels in(More)
Most online service providers offer free services to users and in part, these services collect and monetize personally identifiable information (PII), primarily via targeted advertisements. Against this backdrop of economic exploitation of PII, it is vital to understand the value that users put to their own PII. Although studies have tried to discover how(More)
Notifications on mobile phones alert users about new messages, emails, social network updates, and other events. However, little is understood about the nature and effect of such notifications on the daily lives of mobile users. We report from a one-week, in-situ study involving 15 mobile phones users, where we collected real-world notifications through a(More)
Mobile instant messaging (<i>e.g.</i>, via SMS or WhatsApp) often goes along with an expectation of high <i>attentiveness, i.e.</i>, that the receiver will notice and read the message within a few minutes. Hence, existing instant messaging services for mobile phones share indicators of availability, such as the last time the user has been online. However,(More)
Popular content in video sharing web sites (e.g., YouTube) is usually duplicated. Most scholars define near-duplicate video clips (NDVC) based on non-semantic features (e.g., different image/audio quality), while a few also include semantic features (different videos of similar content). However, it is unclear what features contribute to the human(More)
Medication compliance is a critical component in the success of any medical treatment. However, only 50% of patients correctly adhere to their prescription regimens. Mobile and ubiquitous technologies have been proposed to tackle this challenge, mainly in the form of memory aid solutions that remind patients to take their pills. However, most of these(More)
Knowing the users' personality can be a strategic advantage for the design of adaptive and personalized user interfaces. In this paper, we present the results of a first trial conducted with the aim of inferring people's personality traits based on their mobile phone call behavior. Initial findings corroborate the efficacy of using call detail records (CDR)(More)
We propose a conceptual model that explains the relationship between the users' personality profile and their satisfaction with basic mobile phone services (calls, messages, and simple GPRS/3G services). The model captures direct and indirect effects on satisfaction by means of two variables: actual mobile phone usage and perceived usability of the related(More)