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Experimental Platform to Facilitate Novel Back Brace Development for the Improvement of Spine Stability

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Experimental Platform to Facilitate Novel Back Brace Development for the Improvement of Spine Stability. / Cooper, Liam ; Gullane, Alex ; Harvey, Jon; Hills, Anna; Zemura, Michelle; Martindale, Jane; Rennie, Allan; Cheneler, David.

In: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 15, 16.09.2019, p. 1163-1173.

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Cooper, L, Gullane, A, Harvey, J, Hills, A, Zemura, M, Martindale, J, Rennie, A & Cheneler, D 2019, 'Experimental Platform to Facilitate Novel Back Brace Development for the Improvement of Spine Stability', Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, vol. 22, no. 15, pp. 1163-1173. https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2019.1645837

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Cooper, L., Gullane, A., Harvey, J., Hills, A., Zemura, M., Martindale, J., Rennie, A., & Cheneler, D. (2019). Experimental Platform to Facilitate Novel Back Brace Development for the Improvement of Spine Stability. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 22(15), 1163-1173. https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2019.1645837

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Cooper L, Gullane A, Harvey J, Hills A, Zemura M, Martindale J et al. Experimental Platform to Facilitate Novel Back Brace Development for the Improvement of Spine Stability. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2019 Sep 16;22(15):1163-1173. https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2019.1645837

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Cooper, Liam ; Gullane, Alex ; Harvey, Jon ; Hills, Anna ; Zemura, Michelle ; Martindale, Jane ; Rennie, Allan ; Cheneler, David. / Experimental Platform to Facilitate Novel Back Brace Development for the Improvement of Spine Stability. In: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2019 ; Vol. 22, No. 15. pp. 1163-1173.

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