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Salient Feature of Haptic-Based Guidance of People in Low Visibility Environments Using Hard Reins. / Ranasinghe, Anuradha; Sornkarn, Nantachai; Dasgupta, Prokar; Althoefer, Kaspar; Penders, Jacques; Nanayakkara, Thrishantha.

In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, Vol. 46, No. 2, 02.2016, p. 568 - 579 .

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Ranasinghe, A, Sornkarn, N, Dasgupta, P, Althoefer, K, Penders, J & Nanayakkara, T 2016, 'Salient Feature of Haptic-Based Guidance of People in Low Visibility Environments Using Hard Reins', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 568 - 579 . https://doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2015.2409772

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Ranasinghe, A., Sornkarn, N., Dasgupta, P., Althoefer, K., Penders, J., & Nanayakkara, T. (2016). Salient Feature of Haptic-Based Guidance of People in Low Visibility Environments Using Hard Reins. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, 46(2), 568 - 579 . https://doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2015.2409772

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Ranasinghe A, Sornkarn N, Dasgupta P, Althoefer K, Penders J, Nanayakkara T. Salient Feature of Haptic-Based Guidance of People in Low Visibility Environments Using Hard Reins. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics. 2016 Feb;46(2): 568 - 579 . https://doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2015.2409772

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Ranasinghe, Anuradha ; Sornkarn, Nantachai ; Dasgupta, Prokar ; Althoefer, Kaspar ; Penders, Jacques ; Nanayakkara, Thrishantha. / Salient Feature of Haptic-Based Guidance of People in Low Visibility Environments Using Hard Reins. In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics. 2016 ; Vol. 46, No. 2. pp. 568 - 579 .

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