With the Indentometer IDM 800 a new probe to assess mechanical properties, namely firmness/stiffness in a very easy and quick way is available now.
The measurement principle is based on the force (by a spring) used on the small indenter of the probe to deform the skin. The more the small indention pin can deform the skin with a given pressure, the less firm/stiff the skin is.
The probe is available in different indention pin diameters to meet all different skin sites or application requirements. A special probe for scalp firmness measurements is also available.
The Indentometer has various uses in the field of efficacy testing, claim support and basic clinical research.