Sebastián Aced López

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Nowadays, video games represent one of the most popular forms of structured play. They allow children to enjoy very entertaining game mechanics, a variety of game genres and novel modes of interaction. However, this is not always the case for children with severe motor disabilities that rely on one-switch interfaces to access electronic devices. This work(More)
Being able to play games in early years is very important for the development of children. Even though, children with physical disabilities encounter several obstacles that exclude them from engaging in many popular games. In particular, children with severe motor disabilities that rely on one-switch interfaces for accessing electronic devices find dynamic(More)
This paper presents a system that exploits the synergy between wearable/mobile technology and smart caring environments to support caregivers in Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) for persons with physical and cognitive disabilities. In particular, this healthcare support system allows caregivers to be automatically alerted of potentially hazardous(More)
Research activities on designing healthcare support systems in the field of ambient assisted living are mainly focused on addressing two problems: improving the quality of life for people in their own homes, especially the elderly; and supporting nurses and physicians in hospitals. However, few papers focus on designing specific systems for supporting(More)
Children that rely on the use of single switches to access electronic devices, due to physical impairments, can play dynamic video games as their normally developing peers thanks to GNomon: one of the first framework for creating dynamic one-switch video games. However, children with physical impairments that also have cognitive disabilities find additional(More)
Smart Environments is one of several domains in which Semantic Web technologies are applied nowadays. Ontologies, in particular, are used as core modeling languages for representing devices, systems and environments. Developing such ontologies, that typically involve several device descriptions (individuals) and related information, i.e., individuals of(More)
Design, prototyping, and evaluation of a collapsible device for single-operator sheathing of ultrasound probes. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. ABSTRACT During interventional ultrasound-guided procedures, sterility is maintained by covering the transducer head and cord(More)
Smart Environments is one of several domains in which Semantic Web technologies are applied nowadays. Ontologies, in particular, are used as core modeling languages for representing devices, systems and environments. Developing such ontologies, that typically involve several device descriptions (individuals) and related information, i.e., individuals of(More)
Being able to play games in early years is very important for the development of children. Even though, children with physical disabilities encounter several obstacles that exclude them from engaging in many popular games. In particular, children with severe motor disabilities that rely on one-switch interfaces for accessing electronic devices find dynamic(More)
This study explored 19 rural dwellers' perceptions of health care issues through semi-structured interviews. Sample selection, data collection, and analysis adhered to the grounded theory method in that an interactive design was maintained. The strategy of traveling for care describes how rural dwellers deal with the problem of varying access to health(More)