In wall-bounded turbulent flows, a large portion of total turbulence production happens in the near wall region. Although the viscous and buffer layers are relatively easy for numerical simulations due to local low Reynolds numbers of the important structures, they are very difficult to study experimentally because of their physically small geometry. The aim of this paper is to measure the wall shear stress in a fully developed turbulent channel flow at moderately high Reynolds numbers using a novel stress meter which is capable of measuring surface forces over an extended region of the model. In addition, near wall region in a wall-bounded flow by means of digital holographic microscopic particle image velocimetry will be investigated. DHMPIV provides a solution to overcome the poor axial accuracy and the low spatial resolution. The paper addresses the experimental techniques, articulate calibration procedure, data acquisition, and analysis procedure.