Quantifying tactile properties of liver tissue, silicone elastomers, and a 3D printed polymer for manufacturing realistic organ models

©Jens Mahnke
©Jens Mahnke

Paper will be published in Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (Volume 104, April 2020) Article: 103630

This study provides a guideline for identifying materials that feel similar to biological tissues, based on a quantifiable and reproducible measure. A testing procedure was developed to identify mechanical properties that contribute to tactility.

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