The human skin plays an important role in people’s lives. It is in constant interaction with the environment, clothing and consumer products. This thesis discusses one of the parameters in the interaction between the human skin in vivo and other materials: skin friction. The thesis is divided into three parts. The first part is an introduction to skin friction and to current knowledge on skin friction. The second part presents the RevoltST, the tribometer that was specially developed for skin friction research and which meets the objectives described in the thesis. The third part presents the results of the skin friction measurements obtained with the RevoltST.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||21 Feb 2013|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Feb 2013|