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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 512965, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/512965
Research Article

Evaluation of Motor Performances of Hemiplegic Patients Using a Virtual Cycling Wheelchair: An Exploratory Trial

1Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
2Cyberscience Center, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan
3Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8575, Japan
4Sendai School of Health and Welfare, Sendai, Miyagi 981-3206, Japan

Received 27 September 2013; Accepted 2 November 2013

Academic Editor: Takashi Watanabe

Copyright © 2013 Norihiro Sugita 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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