Recent in Sensory Properties (page 3 of 3)
Sep 1, 2005 | Raja K. Sivamani and Gabriel Wu, Department of Dermatology, University of California; Norm V. Gitis, Center for Tribology Inc.; Howard I. Maibach, Professor of Dermatology, University of California School of Medicine
Friction is an important characteristic of skin because it allows us to execute many of our daily activities. In addition, friction studies offer insight into how skin and the skin surface change across age, gender, race, anatomical site, and chemical applications. This can provide better information about expected skin variations in the population and why certain topical applications are effective.