Tribometrology of skin©

Norm Gitis, Raja K Sivamani

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The quantitative assessment of both skin health and skin care products is suggested based on skin tribological properties. Simultaneous multi-sensor measurements of both coefficient of friction and contact electrical impedance allow for fast and quantitative evaluation of such skin conditions as dryness and moisturization, and early diagnosis of skin diseases or of the deterioration in skin functions at a stage that may not be easily discernable visibly. It may be instrumental in developing and testing skin cosmetics and medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
JournalTribology and Lubrication Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Biolubrication
  • Friction testing
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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