proDERM offers new procedure for measuring moisture in the surface of the skin

Published: 5-Dec-2017

proDERM Institute has expanded its methods and devices portfolio and is henceforth able to offer its customers a visualised examination of skin surface moisture. Both single images and moving images over time are possible.

The new procedure is based on a capacitive measurement of the smallest changes in water content. Based on an imaging chip with 556x300 pixels, it visualises skin moisturisation and allows the image-controlled analysis of individual pixels, each pixel providing a moisture reading.

Equipped with a 15x12.8 mm measuring surface, it also allows comparative examinations within a measuring field, e.g. between a treated and untreated area. In addition, skin moisturisation can be measured over time, and the absorption behaviour of product formulations can be investigated.

Therefore, proDERM will offer several procedures with different properties in the future for determining skin surface moisture.

If the new procedure is used, the processing of the large image data sets is ensured via a dedicated process. This includes the storage of data via a dedicated server as well as the automatic safeguarding of data integrity by means of a check code.

Here is an overview of the new procedure:

  • The moisture of the skin surface and its changes are documented in image / video
  • Enlarged test area, with optimisation of standardised conditions implemented in comparative investigations within a measuring field
  • Differentiated, pixel-precise analysis options within a measuring field
  • Measurement over time
  • Investigation of the absorption behaviour of product formulations

An illustration can be found in this video, provided as an example.

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