1 April 2011 Application of optical methods to characterize textile materials and their influence on the human skin
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The skin is not only the largest organ of the human body, but it is also a barrier to the environment. The major part of the human skin is in constant contact with textile materials. The objective of this study was to characterize textile materials and to investigate their influence on the skin properties. For this purpose, two different textile materials (polyamide and polyester) were objectively characterized by optical coherence tomography and surface structure 3D-profilometry. In addition, subjective textile properties like haptic sensation and stiffness, as tactile characteristics felt by volunteers, were analyzed. The objective textile characteristics and subjective parameters were compared to the barrier properties measured by in vivo laser scanning microscopy . Comparable results were achieved between barrier properties and subjective assessment in relation to the textile characteristics in favor of the polyester fabric. Consequently, the optical method used in dermatology for the analysis of the skin can be applied to characterize and evaluate textile fabrics and their interaction with human skin in vivo.
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Helene Strese, Helene Strese, Monika Kuck, Monika Kuck, Sabine Schanzer, Sabine Schanzer, Heike Richter, Heike Richter, Martina C. Meinke, Martina C. Meinke, Wolfram Sterry, Wolfram Sterry, Jürgen M. Lademann, Jürgen M. Lademann, Rainer Benken, Rainer Benken, Joachim Fluhr, Joachim Fluhr, Christian Benderoth, Christian Benderoth, Gottfried J. Frankowski, Gottfried J. Frankowski, } "Application of optical methods to characterize textile materials and their influence on the human skin," Journal of Biomedical Optics 16(4), 046013 (1 April 2011). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3562978 . Submission:
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