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  5. C. Xia, A. Saito, Y. Sugiura, Using the Virtual Data-driven Measurement to Support the Prototyping of Hand Gesture Recognition Interface with Distance Sensor, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 25, 113463-113473, 2022.

  6. C. Xia, Y. Sugiura, Wearable Accelerometer Layout Optimization for Activity Recognition Based on Swarm Intelligence and User Preference, IEEE Access . 9(9), 166906-16690619, 2021.

  7. C. Xia, Y. Sugiura, Optimizing Sensor Position with Virtual Sensors in Human Activity Recognition System Design, Sensors . 21(20), 6893-6914, 2021.

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  16. G. Hu, M. Bodaghi, A.R. Damanpack, W.H. Liao, Increasing dimension of structures by 4D printing shape memory polymers via fused deposition modeling, Smart Materials and Structures, 26(12), 125023, 2017.

  17. M. Bodaghi, A.R. Damanpack, G. Hu, W.H. Liao, Large deformations of soft metamaterials fabricated by 3D printing, Materials & Design, 131, 81-91, 2017.

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  2. C. Xia, Y. Sugiura. From Virtual to Real World: Applying Animation to Design the Activity Recognition System. In Proceedings of Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(CHI EA), 216, 2021.

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  6. K. Kaho, C. Xia, and Y. Sugiura. Exercise Recognition System using Facial Image Information from a Mobile Device. In 2021 IEEE 3rd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies(LifeTech), 2021.

  7. X. Fang, C. Xia, and Y. Sugiura. FacialPen: Using Facial Detection to Augment Pen-Based Interaction. In Proceeding of Asian CHI Symposium, 2021.

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