Skin Sensing Research Group
Our research explores skin health and comfort using sensing technologies. We improve medical devices and wearable products to increase quality of life, patient safety and health outcomes.
We are a multidisciplinary group advancing knowledge of skin function, health, technology and comfort. A particular focus is co-designing new technologies that promote healthy skin, thermal comfort and the prevention of chronic wounds.
We carry out basic, applied and clinical research. Key areas we study include:
Our findings inform clinical guidelines and international standards for device testing. They also shape the design and development of:
We offer consultancy services and welcome opportunities for collaboration, knowledge exchange and business. Successful spin-out company Radii Devices was a result of the new technologies we developed.
Our partners include healthcare providers, policy makers and industry from the NHS to regulatory bodies like the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
We have strong ties with University Hospital Southampton. They host our testing labs and let us use their clinical research facilities. The facilities in the PressureLab allow us to measure device performance and run clinical trials. We can also measure the body's thermoregulatory, cardio-metabolic and sensory responses to thermal stress using our Thermosense lab.
Learn about the impact of our research. Explore our Research Excellence Framework 2021 case studies: