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Designing, Manufacturing and Testing of a Piezoelectric Polymer Film In-Sole Sensor for Plantar Pressure Distribution Measurements

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Designing, Manufacturing and Testing of a Piezoelectric Polymer Film In-Sole Sensor for Plantar Pressure Distribution Measurements. / Rajala, Satu; Mattila, Raisa; Kaartinen, Ilkka; Lekkala, Jukka.

julkaisussa: IEEE Sensors Journal, Vuosikerta 17, Nro 20, 15.10.2017, s. 6798-6805.

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Rajala, Satu ; Mattila, Raisa ; Kaartinen, Ilkka ; Lekkala, Jukka. / Designing, Manufacturing and Testing of a Piezoelectric Polymer Film In-Sole Sensor for Plantar Pressure Distribution Measurements. Julkaisussa: IEEE Sensors Journal. 2017 ; Vuosikerta 17, Nro 20. Sivut 6798-6805.

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