Skin friction: a novel approach to measuring in vivo human skin

Noortje Kim Veijgen

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • van der Heide, Emile, Supervisor
  • Masen, M.A., Co-Supervisor
Award date21 Feb 2013
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3491-8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2013


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