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Mechanical Behaviour of Human Skin in Vivo

  title={Mechanical Behaviour of Human Skin in Vivo},
  author={F. M. Hendriks},
The mechanical properties of human skin are of great importance to predict skin doming in a shaver. Brokken [1] showed that among others the role of the different skin layers is important. The goal of this joint PhD-project by Eindhoven University of Technology and PCI is to determine the mechanical properties of different skin layers. Current knowledge suggests that this goal can be achieved by combining (existing) skin imaging methods with mechanical experiments. This literature review… 

Mechanical Behaviour of Skin: A Review

In vivo and in vitro reported values for Young’s Modulus of human skin for tensile, indentation, suction and torsion mechanical testing methods are reviewed.

Biomechanical Modeling of Human Skin Tissue Surrogates

A novel elastomer-based material system is developed, which precisely mimics the nonlinear stress–stretch behavior, elastic modulus at high and low strains, and fracture strengths of the natural human skin at different body sites.

Skin mechanical properties and modeling: A review

  • Hamed JoodakiM. Panzer
  • Engineering
    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine
  • 2018
A discussion on the general mechanical behavior of the skin, including nonlinearity, viscoelasticity, anisotropy, loading history dependency, failure properties, and aging effects, is presented.

Thermal injury of skin and subcutaneous tissues: A review of experimental approaches and numerical models.

  • Hanglin YeS. De
  • Medicine
    Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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A linear viscoelastic model to understand skin mechanical behaviour and for cosmetic formulation design

The objective of this paper is to study skin's mechanical property change with age and demonstrate anti‐ageing effects of cosmetic formulations from skin mechanicalproperty change perspective.

A Chest Wall Model Based on Rib Kinematics

A biomechanical model of the lung environment is exposed, based on anatomical and physiological knowledge, that should predict in real-time the location of lung tumour through the measurement of external parameters.

Constructing a Heterogeneous Model for Soft Tissue Deformation Using Two Dimensional Wave Equations*

This study aims to improve a soft tissue model, using two-dimensional wave equation, designed and discussed in a previous study, to develop a heterogeneous representation using the mathematical model.

Burn-related Collagen Conformational Changes in ex vivo Porcine Skin using Raman Spectroscopy

The overall spectra reveal that protein and amino acids-related bands have manifested structural changes including the destruction of protein-related functional groups, and transformation from α-helical to disordered structures which are correlated with increasing burn severity.

Biomechanical Factors in Human Dermal Bitemarks in a Cadaver Model *

A fundamental review of the architecture and biomechanical properties of the dermis is described and evaluated through bites made on cadavers, and dramatic distortion was noted in some cases.



Characterisation of Anisotropic and Non-linear Behaviour of Human Skin In Vivo.

The structural skin model proposed by Lanir is employed and a mixed numerical-experimental method is developed, based on the confrontation of measured data from an experiment with calculated data from a finite element model, eventually leading to the determination of some of the parameters of a constitutive model.

Biomechanical properties of dermis.

  • C. Daly
  • Biology
    The Journal of investigative dermatology
  • 1982
The viscoelastic nature of the skin shows that a simple structural model based only on collagen and elastin is not adequate for a full understanding of this tissue.

In vivo confocal microscopy of human skin: a new design for cosmetology and dermatology.

A mobile version of the TSM allowing the investigation of any parts of the body has been designed and can be used to observe, in real time, the different skin structures down to a depth of 200 microns and to measure the thickness of the different layers with micron precision level.

EEMCO Guidance to the in vivo Assessment of Tensile Functional Properties of the Skin

  • G. Piérard
  • Medicine
    Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
  • 1999
In the overall analysis, truly comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches in this field have brought advances in the understanding of functional skin biology.

Assessment of aging of the human skin by in vivo ultrasonic imaging.

The thickness of this subepidermal non-echo-genic band appears to be a far more sensitive marker of skin aging at the dermal level than is the measurement of skin thickness.

In vivo friction properties of human skin

  • M. ZhangA. Mak
  • Materials Science
    Prosthetics and orthotics international
  • 1999
In vivo frictional properties of human skin and five materials, namely aluminium, nylon, silicone, cotton sock, Pelite, were investigated and the palm of the hand has the highest coefficient of friction.

The effects of layer properties on shear disturbance propagation in skin.

Although the stratum corneum is very thin (12-15 microns), results showed that it could have a strong effect on the wave propagation due to its high stiffness relative to the dermis.