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Advances in Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 803014, 9 pages
Development of a Wheelchair with a Lifting Function
1Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Ibaraki University, Nakanarusawa 4-12-1, Hitachi 316-8511, Japan
2Product Development Div.7, SMC Corp., Akihabara UDX15F, 4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku 101-0021, Japan
3Imaging Products Business Unit, Tamron Co., Ltd., 1385 Hasunuma, Minuma-ku, Saitama, Saitama City, 337-8556, Japan
Received 21 April 2012; Accepted 8 August 2012
Academic Editor: Ali Fatemi
Copyright © 2012 Yoshikazu Mori et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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