Study of skin-fabric interactions of relevance to decubitus: friction and contact-pressure measurements.

@article{Gerhardt2008StudyOS,
  title={Study of skin-fabric interactions of relevance to decubitus: friction and contact-pressure measurements.},
  author={L-C Gerhardt and N Mattle and G U Schrade and Nicholas D Spencer and Siegfried Derler},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={77-88}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Prolonged pressure as well as friction and shear forces at the skin-textile interface are decisive physical parameters in the development of decubitus. The present article describes the contact phenomena at the skin-textile interface and the development of a purpose-built textile friction analyser (TFA) for the tribological assessment of skin-fabric interactions, in connection with decubitus prevention. METHODS Interface pressure distributions were recorded in the pelvic… CONTINUE READING

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