Chromametry: measuring precision of diurnal and local variation of human forearm skin colour

Schwarb, F.P. and Smith, E.W. and Haigh, J.M. and Surber, C. (1998) Chromametry: measuring precision of diurnal and local variation of human forearm skin colour. In: Proceedings of the 2nd World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology. Association de pharmacie galénique industrielle (France), Châtenay-Malabry, France, pp. 845-846.

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Abstract

Chromameters are compact portable instruments used for the assessment of surface colour based on the tristimulus analysis of a reflected xenon light pulse, and have been used for the quantification of erythema in the study of irritant dermatitis, and corticosteroid-induced skin blanching in the vasoconstriction assay. The variability and the reproducibility of chromameter results were investigated since it is known that the location and application force of the measuring head on the skin and the orthostatic maneuver of the arms influence the colour measurement. Furthermore the diurnal variation and the homogeneity of forearm skin colour were investigated.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:chromametry; skin colour; measurement;
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Pharmacy
ID Code:636
Deposited By: Prof John Haigh
Deposited On:31 May 2007
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