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Oka, Hisao Okayama University
Irie, Takashi Okayama University
Hao, Sun Yong Okayama University
Yamamoto, Tatsuma Okayama University
A portable system has been developed for measuring biomechanical impedance on the skin surface. The measurement system comprises a measuring probe and a measuring device. The probe is of the pen-type. The device includes a random noise source, amplifiers, an A/D converter, a microcomputer, a liquid crystal display and a floppy disk unit. The biomechanical impedances on the skin surface are measured and the skin viscoelasticity are obtained. SI (stiffness index) is proposed as the new index of skin stiffness. The coefficient of correlation between SI and palpation scores is 0.797
electric sensing devices
mechanical variables measurement
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IMTC.1991.161656
Published with permission from the copyright holder. This is the institute's copy, as published in Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 1991. IMTC-91. Conference Record., 8th IEEE, 14-16 May 1991, Pages 556-561.
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