Biomechanical Skin Measurement System for Anlaysis Viscoelasticity


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We design the biomechanical skin measurement system which is assembled with multi-components load cell and actuator. The multi-components load cell simultaneously measures the normal load (Fz), and moniter (Fx, Fy) with strain gages. Capacity and accuracy of load cell are less than 5 N and 0.1%. In this research, designed measurement system applies to determine in-vivo viscoelasticity of human skin.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 326-328)

Edited by:

Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim




H.J. Kwon et al., "Biomechanical Skin Measurement System for Anlaysis Viscoelasticity", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 777-780, 2006

Online since:

December 2006




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