Patent Number: 6,309,363

Title: Device and method for characterization of the skin by tribometry

Abstract: This device for characterization of the human skin consists of a tribometer 2,5,7,8 comprising a measuring arm 1 at the first end of which are mounted a measuring tip and a measuring sensor 3 capable of measuring a frictional force being exerted on the tip, and the second end of which is mounted in a support 2 enabling linear movement of the first end. An amplifier 7 and treatment means 8 and signal visualization means 9 are associated with the sensor.

Inventors: Chen; Yan-Ming (Senlis, FR), Pavy; Jean-Claude (Senlis, FR)

Assignee: Centre Technique des Industries Mecaniques

International Classification: A61B 5/103 (20060101); G01N 19/02 (20060101); A61B 005/103 (); A61B 005/117 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018