Jose Garcia-Alonso

Jose Garcia-Alonso
Universidad de Extremadura | UNEX · Department of Computer Systems and Telematics Engineering

Computer Science

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December 2010 - present
Universidad de Extremadura
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There are contexts where TCP/IP is not suitable for performing data transmission due to long delays, timeouts, network partitioning, and interruptions. In these scenarios, mobile opportunistic networks (MONs) are a valid option, providing asynchronous transmissions in dynamic topologies. These architectures exploit physical encounters and persisten...
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Quantum computing is a new paradigm for solving problems that classical computers cannot reach. To the point that it is already generating interest in the scientific and industrial communities. Currently, quantum computers and technology are being developed to support the execution of quantum software. Several large computer companies have already...
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The development that quantum computing technologies are achieving is beginning to attract the interest of companies that could potentially be users of quantum software. Thus, it is perfectly feasible that during the next few years hybrid systems will start to appear integrating both the classical software systems of companies and new quantum ones p...
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Drug treatment is necessary to treat most illnesses, maintain health or prevent further deterioration. Above all, medication in the ageing population is a very important aspect because a large number of hospital admissions in this age group are due to adverse reactions caused by the misadministration and misprescription of medicines. So it is an ar...
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The digitalization of health processes is a reality. Each time, there are more services and institutions generating and interacting with the health data of a patient. This put in manifest some deficiencies of actual health systems, such as the need for data no longer revolve around the institutions that generate them and start to revolve around the...
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Loneliness among ageing people has become a significant issue for society. Its impact on health can even be exacerbated in isolated rural areas. Furthermore, the lack of Internet connection is common for these areas, contributing to such isolation. Considering this, it is important to proactively detect ageing people who experience loneliness. In t...
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The exaggerated use of smartphones and growing informatization of the environment allows modeling people’s behavior as a process, namely, a social workflow, where both individual actions and interactions with other people are captured. This modelling includes actions that are part of an individual’s routine, as well as less frequent events. Althoug...
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Internet of Things (IoT) integrates billions of smart devices and keeps growing. IoT technologies play a crucial role in smart applications that improve the quality of life. Likewise, the computational capacity of mobile devices has greatly increased, opening up new possibilities. In many cases, human interaction is necessary for IoT devices to per...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is more present in our daily lives than ever before, turning everyday physical objects into smart devices. However, these devices often need excessive human interaction before reaching their best performance, making them time-consuming and reducing their usability. Nowadays, Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are b...
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Personal information has become one of the most valuable coins on the Internet. Companies gather a massive amount of data to create rich profiles of their users, trying to understand how they interact with the platform and what are their preferences. However, these profiles do not follow any standard and are usually incomplete in the sense that use...
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The development that quantum computing technologies are achieving is beginning to attract the interest of companies that could potentially be users of quantum software. Thus, it is perfectly feasible that during the next few years hybrid systems will start to appear integrating both the classical software systems of companies and new quantum ones p...
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The functioning and cognition of older adults can be influenced by different care contexts. We aimed to compare the functioning profiles and cognition of institutionalized and noninstitutionalized older adults and to evaluate the effect of sociodemographic factors on the functioning and cognition. This is a cross-sectional study that included 593 o...
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Background The aging population and its associated health needs require specific nursing care. The aim of this study was to draw an epidemiological profile of Portuguese elderly adults attending in residential homes and day centers and to evaluate the association between the functioning and cognition of these older adults and their sociodemographic...
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Quantum computing holds great promise to solve to problems where classical computers cannot reach. To the point where it already arouses the interest of both scientific and industrial communities. Thus, it is expected that hybrid systems will start to appear where quantum software interacts with classical systems. Such coexistence can be fostered b...
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The growing number of devices in the Web of Things (WoT) allows larger and more complex smart environments. These environments aim to provide the desired state for the people, adapting the devices to their preferences. The characteristics of the environment, the people and the devices generate a multitude of interconnections and behaviours in speci...
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Objective: Identify the rehabilitation nursing interventions that can contribute to the training of the elderly person with self-care changes and to the training of their caregiver. Methodology: Systematic Literature Review, for which research was done at EBSCO selecting the Cinahl and Medline databases. The PRISMA recommendations were followed, an...
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Global population is facing a widespread ageing. In next decades, the increasing percentage of people over sixty-five will be significant, which will impact society in several ways. The health system will be one of the sectors specially involved, exploiting the technology as a perfect allied. However, a big percentage of adults live in rural areas...
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There are many pathologies and capacity losses that progress with a similar evolution profile in certain groups of people. Health professionals are becoming increasingly knowledgeable in anticipating the development of these pathologies through preventive medicine. However, the increasing amount of data, coming from the collection of information fr...
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Stroke continues to be one of the main causes of functional disability, in which the Rehabilitation Nursing Specialist (RNS) has an active intervention in promoting motor, sensory and self-care functional re-education for the recovery of autonomy in Activities of Daily Living (ADL), decreasing the impact of disabilities. Objective: Acquire RNS skil...
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Objective: Identify the Rehabilitation Nursing intervention gains based on the model of self-care in people with a Proximal Femur Fracture. Methodology: Descriptive and exploratory study, using Robert Yin’s qualitative case study methodology. The Elderly Nursing Core Set (ENCS) was used as a data collection and diagnostic tool; and Fonseca’s Self C...
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The main objective of this systematic literature review is to understand the gains that the Nurse Specialist in Rehabilitation Nursing interventions develop to the user with neurological changes in home context technology. A systematic review of the literature was conducted, where 110 articles were reviewed. Results and conclusions: that the rehabi...
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Today, smart environments require attention from the network level for connecting devices to the application level for adapting their behavior to continuously changing environmental conditions. Just as a smartphone can choose between using mobile internet or a WLAN connection, IoT applications that manage smart environments must know how to establi...
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During the last decade, the mobile application market has grown steadily thanks to the massive use of smartphones and the emergence of cloud computing for offloading computation tasks and improving the quality of experience. With the more recent deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, this cloud‐based architectural design and the correspond...
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For the past twenty years, Service Oriented Computing has changed the way in which information technology was understood. The approach involves not only technological advances that have influenced the development of Software Engineering, such as Service Oriented Architecture, Web services, Service Choreography, or Microservices. In addition, it has...
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Although the percentage of people living outside a broadband network has more than halved in recent years, around 10% of the global population does not have access to the Internet. This lack of coverage is particularly concentrated in rural and low-income areas, in which the lack of a cost-effective electricity supply is the main barrier to expandi...
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Functional disability can arise at any time in the life cycle of the elderly person, impairing autonomy and independence in their daily life activities. Making early intervention by the Rehabilitation Nursing Specialist (RNS) essential to maximize independence in self-care and improve quality of life through physical and emotional recovery, with ve...
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We live in an era in which the most valued services are not paid for in money, but in personal data. Every day, service providers collect the personal information of billions of individuals, information that sustain their infrastructure by marketing profiles labeled with this information to personal data consumers, such as advertisers. Not all uses...
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Today's world is a globalized and connected one, where people are increasingly moving around and interacting with a greater number of services and devices of all kinds, including those that allow them to monitor their health. However, each company, institution or health system usually store its patients' data in an isolated way. Although this appro...
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The increasingly common scenario of an ageing population is related to a rise in the prevalence of problems associated with chronic conditions and comorbidities. Polypharmacy is frequent among this population, and it is a situation that can create medication management and adherence issues. This article introduces the features and functionalities o...
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The continuous growth of the Web of Things allows us to find devices with different characteristics. This variety of devices favours the creation of heterogeneous intelligent environments that also makes interoperability between them difficult. This is why both the scientific community and consortiums such as the W3C are working on solutions to imp...
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Advertising has become the most important source of income for a significant number of web-based companies. This income is usually dependent on the personal information that companies gather from their users which has led them to create very rich profiles of their users. However, these profiles do not follow any standard and are usually incomplete...
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In the mobile device market there is a large number of applications to help people monitor intake or provide suggestions to lose weight and manage a healthy diet. However, the vast majority of these apps consume a lot of time by having to introduce food one by one. This paper presents the work to develop and pilot test a new Android application, Fo...
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Background It is important to characterize the functioning of elderly adults in different care contexts and evaluate their suitability to the condition of the elderly population. Therefore, the present study aimed to compare the functional profiles of institutionalized and noninstitutionalized older adults; to evaluate the effect of biological and...
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cada vez está cobrando una mayor dimensión. Este fenómeno lleva aparejadas una serie de problemáticas que se acentúan especialmente en regiones como Alentejo (Portugal) y Extremadura (España), debido a sus particularidades sociodemográficas. Frente a este desafío, surge el Instituto Internacional de Investigación e Innovación del Envejecimiento (4I...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric qualities of the WHOQOL-BREF(PT) (the questionnaire developed by the World Health Organization Quality of Life Grpup for quality of life assessment), when applied to Portuguese elderly people residing in a community setting. The psychometric qualities were assessed by confirmatory factor analys...
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Today, the number of interconnected devices and the amount of personal information gathered by them increases tremendously resulting in the need for development tools to harness its potential. New devices are continually being introduced in the daily life of people, and they are already producing an unprecedented amount of data related to people's...
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The explosive growth of the mobile application market in recent years has led to a large concomitant mobile software industry whose components are, in many cases, startups and small-size software providers. The success of these applications and the firms behind them depends on a subtle balance between different dimensions mainly affected by their a...
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The pervasive presence of smartphones has emerged as one of the key elements for sensing people contextual information. Their sensors and communication capabilities can be used to gather a huge amount of data. Such capabilities have made it possible to compose profiles of people by relating different parameters such as time and location. This paper...
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BACKGROUND For the mobile device market there is a large number of applications that allow the control of food to lose weight and manage a healthy diet. However, the vast majority of these apps consume a lot of time by having to introduce food, one by one, for that control. OBJECTIVE This work presents a new Android application, FoodScan, aimed at...
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Food is one of the fundamental pillars of our lives, and that of the elderly as well. In many cases, elderly people do not follow a balanced diet according to their vital needs. Nowadays, there are technological solutions that help in the daily activities of the elderly and indicate which foods they should eat. But all of these solutions require at...
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Countries are experiencing a global population ageing. It is estimated that the percentage of third age people will notably increase in next decades, implying a difficult challenge to society. Rural areas are the most affected locations by these conditions. Currently, small villages are facing an increasing ageing of population where almost 40% of...
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Using applications in Smartphones and other smart devices that improve or help people’s lives and nutrition is getting more and more common. And this also happens in the elderly. There are several applications in the market related to the control of people nutrition in order to lose weight, follow a certain diet, etc. However, these applications ma...
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Background: The increase in the average life expectancy has increased the need for intensive care. In these units people remain under ventilatory support, remaining in bed for long periods. It is up to the rehabilitation nurse to intervene, reducing dependency and promoting self-care, conditioning a better quality of life. Objective: To identify th...
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Nowadays, the European population is dealing with a serious ageing increment. It is estimated that almost half the population will be over 65 in the next decades, involving society into a vital challenge. This context is specially impacting on the healthcare industry which is facing a significant increase in service and medicine petitions. Elders d...
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Gerotechnology, IWoG 2019, held in Cáceres, Spain, in September 2019. The 24 revised full papers along with 11 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 77 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sectio...
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The percentage of elder people in developed countries is increasing rapidly. A high percentage of them usually present multiple and chronic diseases. A patient with several diseases requires specific and coordinated care that is difficult to configure. Different frameworks can evaluate their functional status and identify the required care, togethe...
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The increase in the elderly population today is a fact. This group of people needs day-to-day care due to their age, and, in addition, they often have health problems. Technology can be used to mitigate these problems. However, it must be borne in mind that most of this population is currently unable to get the most out of electronic devices. To he...
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The individual care plan (ICP) is a metamorphic being. The only steady reality that it maintains is its final objective, stated and explained in the previous chapter where the ICP is thoroughly introduced and debated. It is a fantastic beast, better described as a system of systems that is severely polymorphic due to its coverage both in level of c...
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Wine companies operate in a very competitive environment in which they must provide better-customised services and products to survive and gain advantage. The high customer turnover rate is a problem for these companies. This work aims to provide wine companies with new knowledge about customers that help to retain the existing ones. The study appl...
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Resumen Abstract Objetivo: Revisar la bibliografía existente en Ciencias de la salud sobre percepcio-nes, representaciones y prácticas en torno al universo de la alimentación entre población anciana rural. Metodología: Hemos revisado las publicaciones disponibles en 6 bases de datos tanto generalistas como especializadas. Resultados: Se seleccionar...
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Objetivo: Revisar la bibliografía existente en Ciencias de la salud sobre percepciones, representaciones y prácticas en torno al universo de la alimentación entre población anciana rural. Metodología: Hemos revisado las publicaciones disponibles en 6 bases de datos tanto generalistas como especializadas. Resultados: Se seleccionaron un total de 1...
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Population aging is a growing challenge worldwide. As such, new models of provision, organization, and allocation of resources, particularly in healthcare, are needed. As the self-care and long-term care needs of this age group become more prevalent, the importance of improved health services and effective health management strategies are apparent....
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The dietary habits of people directly impact their health conditions. Especially in elder populations (in 2017, 6.7% of the world’s population was over 65 years of age), these habits could lead to important-nutrient losses that could seriously affect their cognitive and functional state. Recently, a great research effort has been devoted to using d...