OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

NON-INVASIVE OPTICAL METHOD FOR EPIDERMAL THICKNESS ESTIMATION

Adrian Pena, Miguel Arronte, Eduardo De Posada, Luis Ponce and Teresa Flores

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2014.163.166

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 2

Pages 163-166

Abstract

A non-invasive method to determine epidermal thickness from the intensity of transmitted visible light is proposed. A simple model for passing light through the epidermis layers, then measuring what is transmitted back out of the surface, is implemented by using the Montecarlo method. Simulations revealed that the transmittance is linearly dependent on the thickness of the epidermis and so demonstrated the viability of the proposed method.

Copyright

© 2014 Adrian Pena, Miguel Arronte, Eduardo De Posada, Luis Ponce and Teresa Flores. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.