Tribological studies on skin: Measurement of the coefficient of friction

Raja K Sivamani, W. U. Gabriel, Norm V. Gitis, Howard I. Maibach

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Studying the friction of skin supplements other mechanical tests. Friction studies can be conducted with noninvasive methods and give a measure of the skin’s health — skin hydration, for example: Naylor1 showed that moistened skin has an elevated friction response and El-Shimi2 demonstrated that drier skin has a lowered friction response. Friction provides a quantitative measurement to assess skin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDry Skin and Moisturizers
Subtitle of host publicationChemistry and Function, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781420039214
ISBN (Print)0849321344, 9780849321344
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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