Soft tissue biomechanics

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Description of impact

This line of research is aimed at understanding the influence of mechanical loading on damage and adaptation of soft tissues. Next to cardiovascular tissues, the key application area is the investigation of the aetiology of pressure ulcers, with the ultimate goal to identify risk parameters and, in particular, early markers of tissue damage. These markers can be used in biosensors or as leads for bio-molecular imaging. A second research line is focused on the mechanical properties of the top layers of the skin, both for personal care applications as well as for transepidermal drug delivery with microneedles and jets.
Category of impactResearch Topic/Theme (at group level)