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RESEARCH PAPERS

Skin Temperature Probe

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S. D. Mahanty, R. B. Roemer

Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93106; Memorial Rehabilitation Foundation Center, Santa Barabara, Calif. 93105

J Biomech Eng 101(4), 232-238 (Nov 01, 1979) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426251 History: Received January 08, 1978; Online October 21, 2010

Abstract

A probe which is capable of applying known, controlled pressures to the skin, and measuring the subsequent tissue deflections and skin surface temperatures has been designed and tested. This paper describes the design of the probe, with emphasis on the thermal aspects. The fin effect of the probe superstructure is compensated for by providing an appropriately sized reflective area on that portion of the probe which contacts the skin. Experimental calibration results and numerical model predictions are presented.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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