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Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 245606, 10 pages
Research Article

Development of a Dynamic Virtual Reality Model of the Inner Ear Sensory System as a Learning and Demonstrating Tool

Université de Toulouse, ISAE/DMSM, 10 Avenue Edouard Belin BP54032, 31055 Toulouse Cedex 4, France

Received 9 October 2008; Revised 16 February 2009; Accepted 7 May 2009

Academic Editor: Andreas Tolk

Copyright © 2009 P. Selva 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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