Skin Analysis with Metrics
SIAMETRICS allows cosmetic formulators and
active ingredient manufacturers to accurately
measure and quantify the concentrations of
melanin, haemoglobin and collagen in living
SIAMETRICS is powered by SIAscopy a unique patented skin
visualisation and measurement technology which gives an
accurate, clinically proven view up to 2mm under the surface
of the skin - in vivo.
Data for SIAMETRICS is quickly gathered using the SIAscope, a
clinically proven handheld scanning device. A live view
ensures that repeatability of the scan area is achievable, making it
possible to build up accurate, valuable data about the
structure of the skin, enabling any changes in haemoglobin,
melanin or collagen to be quantified.
SIAMETRICS is a standalone application that builds up data over
time omitting the need for a database. To help save time and
manage your trial effectively SIAMETRICS automatically defines
unique file names to SIAscans enabling these to be retrieved
and viewed at any time. In conjunction with this SIAMETRICS
has the ability to export selected data in a platform
independent form for analysis using other tools. Preview
greyscale or colour SIAscan images can also be exported
for use in promotional materials.
SIAMETRICS brings this scientific analysis together with a package
to alleviate product trial timescales, making the whole process
much easier to manage. With the enhanced information captured
in each SIAscan, the whole trial becomes much more valuable,
giving a true scientific base to support product claims.
SIAMETRICS is a powerful skin imaging and measurement system
- In-Vivo measurement of concentrations of melanin,
haemoglobin and collagen recording change over time.
- Accurate measurement of melanin chromophore. This
eliminates the problem of overlap caused by other skin
chromophores found in less sophisticated systems.
- Captures images and concentrations of all three chromophores
in 10 seconds, making trials faster and therefore saving money.
- Export captured images as JPEGs or other image files. This
allows interrogation of SIAscans by sophisticated image analysis
- Intuitive software makes SIAMETRICS simple and quick to
- A live view is provided to ensure repeatable positioning on
the skin between iterations skin between iterations.
SIAscopy understands the way that light interacts with the
skin; the manner in which it scatters or bounces, the amount
absorbed by cells and other structures along with the different
changes in wavelength or colour. By understanding these
interactions and comparing the light sent into skin, with light
that comes back out, SIAscopy is able to determine the
nature and position of many of the different components of the skin.
SIAscopy measures key chromophores within the skin, in
particular haemoglobin, melanin and collagen. SIAscopy is also
able to determine whether melanin is in the top layer of the
skin, or whether it has moved lower down into the papillary
dermis (dermal melanin).
SIAMETRICS uses the SIAscope handheld scanner. When the
scanner illuminates the skin, some of the light is reflected and scattered from the surface. The remainder is transmitted
into the top layers of the skin.
Varying fractions of the incoming light are absorbed by the
melanin in the epidermis before entering the dermis where
they are absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood vessels.
Scattering also occurs in the dermis when the light interacts
with the collagen resulting in a portion of the light being
remitted back to the surface.
By interpreting the combination of wavelengths that are
received back by the SIAscope, SIAscopy is then able to produce
SIAscans; these are generated by referring to inbuilt proprietary
mathematical models of skin optics.
SIAMETRICS product package contains:
- SIAscope handheld scanner
- SIAMETRICS software
- SIAMETRICS user documentation
Recommended PC Specification for SIAMETRICS
- Windows XP Professional and Windows 7 Operating Systems
- 2.0GHz Pentium 4 processor, or better
- 2Gb RAM
- 32Mb graphics memory (DirectX 9 compatible)
- 250Gb hard disk
- 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution
- 2 x USB 2.0 connections
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