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Design of Cervical Brace for Trauma Patients

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Ed Matthews

Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design,
Royal College of Art, London

Alison Sparke

Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust,
Bristol

Sarah Voss

University of the West of England,
Bristol

Nigel Harris

Bath Institute of Medical Engineering,
Bath

Jane Carter

Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 25, 2013; published online June 12, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020928 (Jun 12, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1093; doi: 10.1115/1.4024341 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 25, 2013

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