Portable system for measuring biomechanical properties

Hisao Oka, Takashi Irie, Sun Yong Hao, Tatsuma Yamamoto

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Abstract

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 is proposed as the new index of skin stiffness. The coefficient of correlation between SI and palpation scores is 0.797.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages556-561
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0879425792
Publication statusPublished - May 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event1991 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: May 14 1991May 16 1991

Other

Other1991 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period5/14/915/16/91

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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Oka, H., Irie, T., Hao, S. Y., & Yamamoto, T. (1991). Portable system for measuring biomechanical properties. In Anon (Ed.), Conference Record - IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (pp. 556-561). Publ by IEEE.