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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Abstract

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
Pages431-441
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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