Thermal-based skin moisture device with contact pressure sensor

K. Katoh, Y. Ichikawa, Eiji Iwase, K. Matsumoto, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on a thermal-based device for measuring water content in human skin. The device consists of resistive temperature detectors (RTD) and a pressure sensor. The RTD was also used as a heat source, and the pressure sensor was used to obtain constant thermal contact. Water content was measured by heat extraction rate across device interface under constant contact pressure. The device detected difference in water content of a contact object from 0.02 to 0.56g/cm3 by measuring step response of the RTD in 3 seconds. Difference in water content of the human skin was actually detectable with the device in 3 seconds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Pages276-279
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010 - Hong Kong
Duration: 2010 Jan 242010 Jan 28

Other

Other23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010
CityHong Kong
Period10/1/2410/1/28

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Katoh, K., Ichikawa, Y., Iwase, E., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2010). Thermal-based skin moisture device with contact pressure sensor. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (pp. 276-279). [5442513] https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2010.5442513