Frank Hendriks

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Human skin is a complex tissue consisting of several distinct layers. Each layer consists of various components with a specific structure. To gain a better insight into the overall mechanical behaviour of the skin, we wish to study the mechanical properties of the different layers. A numerical-experimental method was developed to(More)
Although the mechanical behavior of the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, is an important consideration in several clinical and cosmetic applications, there are few reported studies on this layer. The in vivo mechanical behavior of the upper skin layer (here defined as epidermis and papillar dermis) was characterized using a combined experimental and(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS Human skin is a complex tissue consisting of different layers. To gain better insight into the mechanical behaviour of different skin layers, the mechanical response was studied with experiments of various length scales. Also, the influence of (superficial) hydration on the mechanical response is studied. The work is based on the hypothesis(More)
Knowledge about the mechanical behaviour of the human skin can help to quantify the effectiveness of cosmetic products and to evaluate skin diseases and pressure sores. Besides that, information about mechanical properties can be used in numerical skin models. Philips is particularly interested in the mechanical behaviour of the skin for shaving research,(More)
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