Central American Technological University

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Jacaleapa, Honduras

The Central American Technological University is a private coeducational institution with campuses in the three main cities of Honduras: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba. Wikipedia.

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Flores W.C.,Central American Technological University
2016 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition-Latin America, PES T and D-LA 2016 | Year: 2016

The Regulatory framework of the Central American Electricity Market is based on the Treaty implementation, its two protocols and the Regional Electricity Market Regulation. In the latter, the way of the market should operate, both technically and commercially, is established. The regulation also creates regional organizations to allow the operation of the regional electricity market in Central America. This document shows in a broadly way the legislation that allows the operation of the market and the organizational structure of the two main regional agencies of the Regional Electricity Market in Central America. Finally, some conclusions are shown on the regulation of the Regional Electricity Market and its organizational structure. © 2016 IEEE.


PubMed | National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico, Autonomous University of Puebla and Central American Technological University
Type: | Journal: Epilepsy & behavior : E&B | Year: 2016

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a genetic generalized epilepsy accounting for 3-12% of adult cases of epilepsy. Valproate has proven to be the first-choice drug in JME for controlling the most common seizure types: myoclonic, absence, and generalized tonic-clonic (GTC). In this retrospective study, we analyzed seizure outcome in patients with JME using valproate monotherapy for a minimum period of one year. Low valproate dose was considered to be 1000mg/day or lower, while serum levels were considered to be low if they were at or below 50mcg/dl. One hundred three patients met the inclusion criteria. Fifty-six patients (54.4%) were female. The current average age was 28.47.4years, while the age of epilepsy onset was 13.62.9years. Most patients corresponded to the subsyndrome of classic JME. Forty-six (44.7%) patients were free from all seizure types, and 76 (73.7%) patients were free from GTC seizures. No significant difference was found in seizure freedom among patients using a low dose of valproate versus a high dose (p=0.535) or among patients with low blood levels versus high blood levels (p=0.69). In patients with JME, it seems appropriate to use low doses of valproate (500mg to 1000mg) for initial treatment and then to determine if freedom from seizures was attained.


Ocampo J.R.,Central American Technological University | Hernandez-Matias J.C.,Technical University of Madrid | Vizan A.,Technical University of Madrid
Computers in Industry | Year: 2017

Globalization has fostered the development of a laborintensive, export-oriented assembly industry known in Latin America as Maquiladora Industry, which is one of the most important industrial sectors in Central America and the Caribbean. The use of advanced manufacturing tools (AMTs) in their manufacturing operations can help to improve their performance and competitiveness. This paper proposes a method that uses correlation analysis and structural equation modelling for identifying the influence that AMTs have on the manufacturing competitiveness of Maquiladoras in Central America. An empirical test using this method in Maquiladoras in the apparel industry in Honduras shows a positive effect between AMTs use and manufacturing competitiveness, especially in the delivery time and environmental protection factors. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.


Ocampo J.R.,Central American Technological University | Hernandez-Matias J.C.,Technical University of Madrid | Vizan A.,Technical University of Madrid
DYNA (Colombia) | Year: 2017

This paper proposes an integrated method for estimating the manufacturing competitiveness of companies using their comparative performance in their manufacturing objectives. The developed method uses an extensive analysis of the literature along with expert analysis through the Delphi method to identify the factors influencing competitiveness in the industry under study. Different statistical coefficients such as Cronbach’s alpha, Kendall’s W, Fleiss’ kappa and Intraclass Correlation are used to assure reliability in the instruments and the experts’ opinion. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a subsequent confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) are used as the means to obtain the measurement model with which to calculate an indicator of manufacturing competitiveness. An empirical case study using the proposed method is performed in a sample of apparel maquiladora plants. © The author; licensee Universidad Nacional de Colombia.


Arias C.R.,Central American Technological University | Garcia J.,Central American Technological University | Corpeno A.,Icoms Technologies
Policy and Internet | Year: 2015

For a country to become fully democratic, the majority of the population needs to be involved in the politics of that country. This requires people to be aware of what is happening, and to be able to participate in the country's political processes. VotoSocial is a crowdsourcing system launched during the 2013 Honduran government elections. It retrieved the official polling table records in digitized form from the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (the Government's elections authority) and provided them to the Internet community to be counted and the digitizations verified. VotoSocial was thereby able to verify the accuracy of the official polling results. We found no evidence of fraud in the digitization process, but statistical analysis revealed a data behavior usually associated with incremental fraud in an electoral process. VotoSocial shows that social media-powered crowdsourcing systems can increase a population's political awareness during elections, thus providing a motive to build similar platforms in other countries with political systems marked by electoral fraud. © 2015 Policy Studies Organization.


Arias C.R.,National Tsing Hua University | Arias C.R.,Central American Technological University | Yeh H.-Y.,National Tsing Hua University | Soo V.-W.,National Tsing Hua University
The Scientific World Journal | Year: 2012

Finding a genetic disease-related gene is not a trivial task. Therefore, computational methods are needed to present clues to the biomedical community to explore genes that are more likely to be related to a specific disease as biomarker. We present biomarker identification problem using gene prioritization method called gene prioritization from microarray data based on shortest paths, extended with structural and biological properties and edge flux using voting scheme (GP-MIDAS-VXEF). The method is based on finding relevant interactions on protein interaction networks, then scoring the genes using shortest paths and topological analysis, integrating the results using a voting scheme and a biological boosting. We applied two experiments, one is prostate primary and normal samples and the other is prostate primary tumor with and without lymph nodes metastasis. We used 137 truly prostate cancer genes as benchmark. In the first experiment, GP-MIDAS-VXEF outperforms all the other state-of-the-art methods in the benchmark by retrieving the truest related genes from the candidate set in the top 50 scores found. We applied the same technique to infer the significant biomarkers in prostate cancer with lymph nodes metastasis which is not established well. Copyright © 2012 Carlos Roberto Arias et al.


Borjas R.,Central American Technological University | Flores W.,Central American Technological University
Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 35th Central American and Panama Convention, CONCAPAN 2015 | Year: 2015

In view of having a precarious public health system, the Honduran population is with the needed to find alternatives to meet their health needs, this is particularly important for people with physical disabilities. For the San Felipe Public Hospital, which is the center of the country's largest prosthesis it is impossible to meet the demand, with about 1,800 people per year requiring a prosthetic limb, only in this center. In addition to high demand and shortage of materials, the center is dedicated exclusively to the production of above and below knee prosthesis, leaving aside prosthetic patients whose requirements are different. This is where the possibility of implementing prostheses made using 3D printers, which not only alleviate the arrears of prosthesis, but also reduce the price and time of creating them. Using this process the creation of hand prostheses becomes a viable possibility. This article aims to explain the procedure of this process and expose the advantages thereof, with particular emphasis on the feasibility and accessibility of hand prostheses in Honduras. © 2015 IEEE.


Waimin S.,Central American Technological University
Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 35th Central American and Panama Convention, CONCAPAN 2015 | Year: 2015

The demand for newer technologies in the recent years has led to an exponentially increase in energy consumption. One of the main topics in which the markets are demanding the manufacturers to focus in are safety international standards, and with a higher momentum when talking about electrical conductors. The latest trend in safety issued regarding the electrical conductors is manufacturing conductors with insulation free of halogen elements. Some of the compounds generally used for in inner conductors' (building wires) insulation are PVC and FEP in which the particles contain halogens such as chlorine, fluorine, bromine and iodine, elements belonging to Group 17 of the periodic table and, once in contact with fire, they emit toxic gases, opaque fumes, high acidity and corrosive materials spreading throughout their vicinity. This document aims to give the reader a glimpse of the new trends in electrical conductor's compounds and in specific, in halogen free conductors. © 2015 IEEE.


Mendoza R.A.,Central American Technological University
Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 35th Central American and Panama Convention, CONCAPAN 2015 | Year: 2015

This research shows how electronic messaging systems (EMS) are being used, increasingly frequently, by users of mobile services, the user preference for the different systems currently available of electronic messaging and type mobile devices being used as the means to send and receive text messages. The research is also intended to determine the preference of users to send a text message instead of making a normal phone call; simultaneously, includes an assessment of the public to know whether users found that SME are replacing formal communication. We also get the types of mobile devices used by users for SME to end the investigation we presented how the users are using different SME. © 2015 IEEE.


Ahlers D.,Central American Technological University
Proceedings - 2012 8th Latin American Web Congress, LA-WEB 2012 | Year: 2012

Local search is a well-established mode of Web search engines today. For most developed countries, a huge amount of data is directly available on the Web and can be extracted and processed by search engines. In many developing countries, the Web coverage is much lower and only little information is directly available. To develop a Local Search that still can provide sufficient coverage, a hybrid mode of index construction has to be followed that identifies and integrates other sources of geospatial information to increase the coverage. The location part can be exceptionally difficult, as imprecise addresses and low-coverage geocoders do not allow precise coordinates to be used in mapping. We present an approach that is designed to increase coverage and precision. We use the example of Honduras, a country in Latin American, to describe the approach and potential data sources. © 2012 IEEE.

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