The anisotropic properties of human skin tissues are important for many applications, such as medical device/patient interface modeling. Typically, uniaxial  and biaxial  tests are used for mechanical testing of skin. The inflation method, less commonly used for skin, presents the advantages of imposing a biaxial deformation state more similar to that found in vivo. For methods that incorporate full-field displacement measurements, the material directions can be determined from the test rather than pre-selected prior to testing . Furthermore, the mechanical response measured by the inflation method has been shown to be insensitive to preconditioning .
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Modeling the Anisotropic Properties of Human Skin Tissues
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Koys, TM, & Nguyen, TD. "Modeling the Anisotropic Properties of Human Skin Tissues." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 1249-1250. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80602
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