skinfold calipers

skinfold calipers

an instrument used to measure the breadth of a fold of skin, usually on the posterior aspect of the upper arm or over the lower ribs of the chest.
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Owing to the increasing occurrence of body weight and metabolism associated disorders and escalating negative lifestyle habits promoting overweight and obese body conditions, it is expected that the demand for BIA devices and body fat skinfold calipers will grow at a steady rate through to 2020.
com/research/j7s25b/body_composition) has announced the addition of the "Body Composition Analyzers Market by Product (Bioimpedance Analyzers (BIA), Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), Skinfold Calipers, Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP) and Hydrostatic Weighing) - Global Analysis & Forecast to 2019" report to their offering.
Three measures of body composition were used: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and body fat percentage using skinfold calipers (Harpenden Skinfold Calipers, FitSystems Inc, Calgary, AB) at the chest, abdomen, and thigh sites on the right side of the body.
This is of clinical significance, especially in developing countries where there is relative scarcity of sophisticated equipment and measurements need to be taken using skinfold calipers and fat monitors required for some of the field methods.
Body fat distribution was assessed at time of interview by waist and hip circumference in centimeters using a GPM measuring tape (Siber Hegner, Zurich, Switzerland) and skinfold thickness in millimeters at the triceps, abdomen, suprailiac crest and thigh using skinfold calipers (Holtain Ltd.
The program's assessments involve the use of skinfold calipers, a protractor-like device used to measure skinfolds, Sterling says.
Measurements of skinfold thickness at the triceps and subscapular sites were performed using skinfold calipers (Beta Technology Inc.
But perhaps the most popular method of assessing body composition is with skinfold calipers.
In our study, triceps, subscapular and suprailiac skinfolds were measured on the right side of the body in three sequences using Harpenden skinfold calipers (British Indicators, Luton, England) and British Indicators' definitions and techniques (5).
Testing methods include the BOD POD, underwater weighing, x-ray body scan, skinfold calipers, and bioelectrical impedance among others.
According to a new market research report"Body Composition Analyzers Market by Product (Bioimpedance Analyzers (BIA), Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA), Skinfold Calipers, Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP) and Hydrostatic Weighing) - Global Analysis & Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global Body Composition Analyzers Market was pegged at $911.
The BOD POD replaces inaccurate skinfold calipers and the inconvenient underwater weighing test method.