An Analytic Model for Skin Modulus Measurement Via Conformal Piezoelectric Systems

Y. Shi, C. Dagdeviren, J. A. Rogers, C. F. Gao, Y. Huang*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations


The Young's modulus of human skin is of great interests to dermatology, cutaneous pathology, and cosmetic industry. A wearable, ultrathin, and stretchable device provides a noninvasive approach to measure the Young's modulus of human skin at any location, and in a way that is mechanically invisible to the subject. A mechanics model is developed in this paper to establish the relation between the sensor voltage and the skin modulus, which, together with the experiments, provides a robust way to determine the Young's modulus of the human skin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091007
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015



  • analytic model
  • piezoelectric actuators and sensors
  • skin modulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this