The elasticity of the skin is determined by various factors, especially by the water content and the subcutaneous fat. For the compensation of deformations which occurred, the fibre systems of the skin, which are arranged like a net, are crucial. They consist of elastic and collagen fibres.
By means of the measuring principle of the Cutometer, which is based on the suction method with a vacuum, information about the elatic and visco-elastic properties of the skin can be obtained.
Measuring mechanic instability
Friction generated by fleeces and fabrics can lead to a mechanical irritation of the skin. With the Frictiometer the skin can be irritated by friction which can then be recorded by methods such as for example the Colorimeter, temperature or Visioscan.