The Epsilon™ (Product Code: E100-01) is a novel imaging system for characterising human skin, hair and other materials. Its unique calibration technology enable it to measure properties such as hydration micro-relief and insensible perpiration. The Epsilon™ is supplied in a sturdy plastic case illustrated below.

Epsilon E100 in Case

 

The instrument and its parking stand are illustrated below.

Epsilon on and off the stand

 

 

The in-vitro stand, illustrated below, can be used for measurements on solids and liquids. It consists of a base for mounting the probe with its sensor surface horizontal and facing upwards. It has two vertical posts for mounting height-adjustable measurement accessories.

Epsilon on In-vitro Stand

 

The standard in-vitro accessories shown below are machined from pure Acetal. They include hollow donor chambers of 5mm and 8mm internal diameter and solid pressure plug for studying in-vitro materials such as hair. These slip into the mounting ring of the accessories holder and are retained by the central Nylon thumb screw. There is also a matching lid to minimise evaporation of volatile solvents from the donor chambers.

Epsilon-In-vitro-Accessories

 

The software supplied with the instrument has facilities for live image streaming as well as image capture in Snapshot, Burst and Video modes. A unique image capture feature is Event Triggering, where image capture is delayed until the sensor touches the skin. Analysis functions include Region of Interest, Time-series, Permittivity (ie hydration) Histogram, Permittivity Filtering and Micro-relief Characterisation. It saves images in industry-standard formats (lossless tiff & avi) that are also compatible with third-party software such as Photoshop.

 

Epsilon Software

 

The Epsilon™ is staightforward to use. The instruction material is comprehensive, and support is just an e-mail away. In addition, our optional on-site training, in Chinese, English, French or German, aims to build confidence in a new instrument using a new measurement principle.