Recent Advances of Sensors for Assistive Technologies

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In this paper, the recent advances of sensors incorporated in assistive technologies are presented. Based on the function and operation of modern assistive devices, a variety of sensors are described with their features and applications. Further improvements and future trend are pointed out and discussed.

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Shi, W. (2015) Recent Advances of Sensors for Assistive Technologies. Journal of Computer and Communications, 3, 80-87. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2015.35010.

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