SynTissue® as a Surrogate Material for the Human Scalp

Category: Publication

Publication: Forensic Science International: Reports 10 (2024) 100373

Authors: Geoffrey T. Desmoulin, Marc-André Nolette, Theodore E. Milner

Summary: Synthetic skin produced by SynDaver®, currently used primarily in medical testing and training applications, may be suitable as a surrogate for human skin in forensic investigations. To determine how accurately the company’s synthetic skin, SynTissue®, could mimic the mechanical properties of human skin, tests were conducted to measure its elastic modulus and resistance to laceration.