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Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 9013508, 12 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9013508
Research Article

Development of an Automatic Dispensing System for Traditional Chinese Herbs

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan

Correspondence should be addressed to Chi-Ying Lin; wt.ude.tsutn.liam@gniyihc

Received 5 April 2017; Revised 21 June 2017; Accepted 5 July 2017; Published 7 September 2017

Academic Editor: Yi-Hung Liu

Copyright © 2017 Chi-Ying Lin and Ping-Jung Hsieh. 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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