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Body-touching: An embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions

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Body-touching : An embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions. / Sharma, Sumita; Srivastava, Saurabh; Sorathia, Keyur; Hakulinen, Jaakko; Heimonen, Tomi; Turunen, Markku; Rajput, Nitendra.

MINDTREK 2014 - Proceedings of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Media Business, Management, Content and Services". Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2014. p. 49-56.

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Sharma, S, Srivastava, S, Sorathia, K, Hakulinen, J, Heimonen, T, Turunen, M & Rajput, N 2014, Body-touching: An embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions. in MINDTREK 2014 - Proceedings of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Media Business, Management, Content and Services". Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 49-56, 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference, MINDTREK 2014, Tampere, Finland, 4/11/14. https://doi.org/10.1145/2676467.2676514

APA

Sharma, S., Srivastava, S., Sorathia, K., Hakulinen, J., Heimonen, T., Turunen, M., & Rajput, N. (2014). Body-touching: An embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions. In MINDTREK 2014 - Proceedings of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Media Business, Management, Content and Services" (pp. 49-56). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2676467.2676514

Vancouver

Sharma S, Srivastava S, Sorathia K, Hakulinen J, Heimonen T, Turunen M et al. Body-touching: An embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions. In MINDTREK 2014 - Proceedings of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Media Business, Management, Content and Services". Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2014. p. 49-56 https://doi.org/10.1145/2676467.2676514

Author

Sharma, Sumita ; Srivastava, Saurabh ; Sorathia, Keyur ; Hakulinen, Jaakko ; Heimonen, Tomi ; Turunen, Markku ; Rajput, Nitendra. / Body-touching : An embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions. MINDTREK 2014 - Proceedings of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Media Business, Management, Content and Services". Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2014. pp. 49-56

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