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On the Number and Placement of Accelerometers for Angular Velocity and Acceleration Determination

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Bruno Zappa

Department of Engineering, University of Bergamo, Via Masconi 5, 24044 Dalmine (BG), Italy

Giovanni Legnani

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy

Anton J. van den Bogert

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Riccardo Adamini

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Brescia, 25123 Brescia, Italy

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 123(3), 552-554 (Mar 11, 2000) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1386649 History: Received March 11, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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