Alternating current electrical properties of human skin measured in vivo

  • D. C. Salter


To help meet the considerable medical need to quantify and thus characterize skin in vivo, we have sought to determine its electrical properties, since electrical changes with skin structure and function are much larger than other physical changes when expressed as a percentage of the mean population value. Moreover, physical characteristics can usually be more rapidly measured than chemical or biological ones, and with non-invasive techniques too, which is a great clinical advantage.


Stratum Corneum Electrical Impedance Complex Impedance Complex Permittivity Skin Impedance 
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