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Moisture Evaluator: a direct measure of fingertip skin hydration during object manipulation.
Skin Res Technol. 2008 Nov; 14(4):385-9.SR

Abstract

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE

The mechanical properties of the fingertip skin are very important when studying dexterous manipulation. These properties are strongly influenced by the level of skin hydration. Currently, there is no device capable of measuring skin moisture during object manipulation.

METHODS

Skin moisture levels during object manipulation were measured using the Moisture Evaluator, a probe consisting of gold-covered electrodes connected to a resistor-capacitor circuit. In vivo calibration was performed by comparison with measurements obtained using a Corneometer at two normal force levels (0.2 and 2 N).

RESULTS

Measurements from the Moisture Evaluator were well correlated with those from the Corneometer.

CONCLUSION

A new device for evaluating skin moisture at the fingertip has been designed and validated.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine Unit, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18937771

Citation

André, T, et al. "Moisture Evaluator: a Direct Measure of Fingertip Skin Hydration During Object Manipulation." 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 (ISSI), vol. 14, no. 4, 2008, pp. 385-9.
André T, De Wan M, Lefèvre P, et al. Moisture Evaluator: a direct measure of fingertip skin hydration during object manipulation. Skin Res Technol. 2008;14(4):385-9.
André, T., De Wan, M., Lefèvre, P., & Thonnard, J. L. (2008). Moisture Evaluator: a direct measure of fingertip skin hydration during object manipulation. 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 (ISSI), 14(4), 385-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.2008.00314.x
André T, et al. Moisture Evaluator: a Direct Measure of Fingertip Skin Hydration During Object Manipulation. Skin Res Technol. 2008;14(4):385-9. PubMed PMID: 18937771.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Moisture Evaluator: a direct measure of fingertip skin hydration during object manipulation. AU - André,T, AU - De Wan,M, AU - Lefèvre,P, AU - Thonnard,J-L, PY - 2008/10/22/pubmed PY - 2008/12/30/medline PY - 2008/10/22/entrez SP - 385 EP - 9 JF - 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 (ISSI) JO - Skin Res Technol VL - 14 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The mechanical properties of the fingertip skin are very important when studying dexterous manipulation. These properties are strongly influenced by the level of skin hydration. Currently, there is no device capable of measuring skin moisture during object manipulation. METHODS: Skin moisture levels during object manipulation were measured using the Moisture Evaluator, a probe consisting of gold-covered electrodes connected to a resistor-capacitor circuit. In vivo calibration was performed by comparison with measurements obtained using a Corneometer at two normal force levels (0.2 and 2 N). RESULTS: Measurements from the Moisture Evaluator were well correlated with those from the Corneometer. CONCLUSION: A new device for evaluating skin moisture at the fingertip has been designed and validated. SN - 1600-0846 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18937771/Moisture_Evaluator:_a_direct_measure_of_fingertip_skin_hydration_during_object_manipulation_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.2008.00314.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -