Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
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Correction of Apparent Viscoelasticity of Skin Surface

Sakamoto, Shun-ya
Irie Takashi Kaken ID researchmap
The body structures under the skin surface, such as bones and tendon, have an influence on the stiffness evaluation observed from the surface. In this case, the observed stiffness should be called an apparent stiffness. To obtain the biomechanical properties of skin itself, the influence of body structure should be removed. This study deals with the correction method of apparent viscoelasticity which calculated from apparent biomechanical impedance. This method is applied to the measured result of the forearm and the right chest to confirm its effectiveness.