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Body mapping of skin friction coefficient and tactile perception during the dynamic skin-textile interaction

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posted on 2023-11-07, 15:46 authored by Mevra Temel, Andrew JohnsonAndrew Johnson, Alex LloydAlex Lloyd

The clothing fabric and skin interact continuously across the many regions on users` bodies during wear, which can lead to both physical skin damage and discomfort. Therefore, this investigation aimed to explore the regional differences in skin friction, tactile perception and sensitivity in both females and males during the skin-textile interaction. The static and dynamic friction coefficient and textile perceptions (texture, stickiness, pleasantness, and discomfort) were measured across the 36 selected testing body areas by using a friction measurement device. The results revealed there was a significant difference in skin friction, tactile perceptions, and sensitivity across the various body regions. The anterior neck had the highest skin friction in both females and males, and participants generally rated higher texture perception in their anterior aspects compared to posterior and lateral regions. There was no significant difference in skin friction, tactile perception ratings, and sensitivity between females and males. 

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Ministry of National Education (the Republic of Turkey)

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School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

Ergonomics

Volume

66

Issue

10

Pages

1449-1464

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2022-11-17

Publication date

2022-12-07

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

0014-0139

eISSN

1366-5847

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Andrew Johnson. Deposit date: 31 October 2022

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