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Simulating the Healthy Body : How Exoskeletal Devices Invent New Forms of Capability in Rehabilitative Environment

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BUTNARU, Denisa, 2021. Simulating the Healthy Body : How Exoskeletal Devices Invent New Forms of Capability in Rehabilitative Environment. STS Conference Graz 2021. Graz, May 3, 2021 - May 5, 2021. In: COLE, Nicki Lisa, ed., Michaela JAHRBACHER, ed., Günter GETZINGER, ed.. Conference Proceedings of the STS Conference Graz 2021 : Critical Issues in Science, Technology‚ and Society Studies. Graz:Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, pp. 89-108. ISBN 978-3-85125-855-4. Available under: doi: 10.3217/978-3-85125-855-4-05

@inproceedings{Butnaru2021Simul-57960, title={Simulating the Healthy Body : How Exoskeletal Devices Invent New Forms of Capability in Rehabilitative Environment}, year={2021}, doi={10.3217/978-3-85125-855-4-05}, isbn={978-3-85125-855-4}, address={Graz}, publisher={Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz}, booktitle={Conference Proceedings of the STS Conference Graz 2021 : Critical Issues in Science, Technology‚ and Society Studies}, pages={89--108}, editor={Cole, Nicki Lisa and Jahrbacher, Michaela and Getzinger, Günter}, author={Butnaru, Denisa} }

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