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Designing aircraft seats to fit the human body contour. / Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, Suzanne; Smulders, Maxim; Bouwens, Joyce; Vink, Peter.

DHM and Posturography. ed. / Sofia Scataglini; Gunther Paul. 1st . ed. Academic Press, 2019. p. 781-784.

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Harvard

Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S, Smulders, M, Bouwens, J & Vink, P 2019, Designing aircraft seats to fit the human body contour. in S Scataglini & G Paul (eds), DHM and Posturography. 1st edn, Academic Press, pp. 781-784.

APA

Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S., Smulders, M., Bouwens, J., & Vink, P. (2019). Designing aircraft seats to fit the human body contour. In S. Scataglini, & G. Paul (Eds.), DHM and Posturography (1st ed., pp. 781-784). Academic Press.

Vancouver

Hiemstra-van Mastrigt S, Smulders M, Bouwens J, Vink P. Designing aircraft seats to fit the human body contour. In Scataglini S, Paul G, editors, DHM and Posturography. 1st ed. Academic Press. 2019. p. 781-784

Author

Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, Suzanne ; Smulders, Maxim ; Bouwens, Joyce ; Vink, Peter. / Designing aircraft seats to fit the human body contour. DHM and Posturography. editor / Sofia Scataglini ; Gunther Paul. 1st . ed. Academic Press, 2019. pp. 781-784

BibTeX

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