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Scientific Devices

Indentometer IDM 800

Assessing Skin Mechanical Skin Properties from a Different Angle

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The Indentometer IDM 800 is a quick, easy and economical tool to look at the skin softness/stiffness.






The Measuring Principle

Advantages of the Indentometer

Fields of Application

Technical Data

The Measuring Principle

The measurement principle is based on the force (by a spring) used on the small indenter of the probe to deform the skin. The device measures how the probe indenter displaces the skin. The indento messprinzippenetration depth of the pin (displacement) is measured in mm (0-3 mm). The firmer/stiffer the skin, the less deep is the displacement by the pin.
The shape of the indenter has been deliberately chosen to be cylindrical and not roundish in order to allow absolute constant contact area.


Advantages of the Indentometer IDM 800

  • Probes with 3 different pin Ø (2, 3 and 5 mm Ø) are available, suitable for various skin sites. The smaller the diameter, the deeper the pin goes into the skin when using the same force as the contact area with the skin is smaller.
  • A special shaped probe for the firmness measurement of the scalp is available (pin 1 mm Ø)Indentometer scalp
  • All probes are connectable to the C+K MPA-systems (also side by side)
  • Easy to use and quick resultsIndento measurement scalp
  • Perfect addition to other elasticity measurement approaches (e.g. Cutometer®, etc.)
  • The depth of the pin can be checked any time easily and quickly with a check calibration cap.
  • The probe head can easily be cleaned after each measurement

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 Fields of Application:

There are numerous applications possible:
  • In efficacy testing and claim support (especially for firmness enhancing products for skin or scalp or anti-aging).
  • Important in dermatological research of different skin diseases (e.g. scleroderma, etc.).
  • It is used for clinical research of healing processes in wound and burns medicine.Indento measurement foot
  • Use in clinical research of other medical research fields e.g. gynecology, diabetis, etc..
  • Measurement on different surfaces is possible (e.g. textiles, plastic, food and many more)


The Indentometer is connectable to the MPA systems.

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Technical Data

Probe only:

Dimensions: 13 cm x Ø 2.4 cm, Cable length: approx. 1.3 m, Measuring pin: 1, 2, 3 or 5 mm ø, Weight: 85 g incl. probe cable

Measurement principle: vertical displacement of the skin by a pin (in mm), Measurement range: 0-3 mm (2 decimals), Resolution: 50 µm, Measurement uncertainty: ± 0.075 mm

Technical changes may be made without prior notice.



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