In vivo frictional properties of human skin and five materials, namely aluminum, nylon, silicone, cotton sock, Pelite, were investigated. Normal and untreated skin over six anatomic regions of ten normal subjects were measured under a controlled environment. The average coefficient of friction for all measurements is 0.46±0.15 (p<0.05). Among all measured sites, the palm of the hand has the highest coefficient of friction (0.62±0.22). For all the materials tested, silicone has the highest coefficient of friction (0.61±0.21), while nylon has the lowest friction (0.37±0.09).
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Prosthetics and Orthotics International|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions (miscellaneous)