Corpus ID: 42955299

Life-cycle analysis of depot versus rehabilitation manual wheelchairs.

@article{Cooper1996LifecycleAO,
  title={Life-cycle analysis of depot versus rehabilitation manual wheelchairs.},
  author={Rory A. Cooper and Rick N. Robertson and Brad M. Lawrence and T. Heil and Steven J. Albright and David P. Vansickle and J. Gonzalez},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={1996},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          45-55
        }
}
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