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Volume 2016, Article ID 4568241, 14 pages
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Research Article

Unobtrusive Support System for Prevention of Dangerous Health Conditions in Wheelchair Users

1Universidad de Concepción, 4070409 Concepción, Chile
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Received 5 February 2016; Revised 24 May 2016; Accepted 1 June 2016

Academic Editor: Giancarlo Fortino

Copyright © 2016 Diego E. Arias 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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