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.
The instrument and its parking stand are illustrated below.
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.
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.
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.
The Epsilon™ is straightforward 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.