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The study of objective measurable physical variables in humans, which impacts on architecture, industrial design and ergonomics.
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A measurement or description of the physical dimensions and properties of the body; typically, used on upper and lower limbs, neck, and trunk.
See also: ergonomics
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Recently, anthropometric indices have been widely used as simple and feasible tools for screening the general population for metabolic disorders.
The t-test was used to evaluate the homogeneity between the way of birth and the anthropometric measures, according to the WHO parameters.
Also, it was established that body height was one of the dominant anthropometric characteristics that profiled successful teams in the Olympic Games and World Championships, compared to less successful teams (the average BH across team rankings was 1.84 [+ or -] 0.08 m for the 1st - 4th ranked, 1.83 [+ or -] 0.08 m for the 5th - 8th ranked, and 1.82 [+ or -] 0.08 m for the 9th - the last ranked).
Vertical power (vPower, watts) was then calculated using a published equation that included participants' anthropometrics, where vPower = 78.5 x VJ (cm) + 60.6 x mass (kg) -15.3 x height (cm) - 1,308.
Physical characteristics, anthropometrics, biochemical information, and metformin dose in the morning are presented in Table 1.
Table 2 presents the unadjusted correlations between changes in anthropometrics and diabetes risk factors after 6 months of exercise intervention for all exercise groups combined and controls.
The long follow-up for mortality of approximately 20 years is a strength, but it is possible that associations of anthropometrics and MS components with mortality hazard have changed over time so that these findings would not be fully applicable to current patients.
Maternal gravidity, gestational age, and anthropometrics characteristics are shown in Table 1.
* Plyometric- and skill-based-conditioning resulted in improvements in jumping and throwing capacities, but plyometric training additionally induced positive changes in anthropometrics and sprint-capacity
Toward the end of March 1897, they sent a report to the Government of India that stated, "In conclusion, we are of opinion that the method of identification by means of fingerprints as worked on the system of recording impressions and of classification used in Bengal, maybe safely adopted as being superior to the anthropometrics method"-
These professionals study how people think and process information (psychology), how people move (anthropometrics), and engineering design to make the engineered part of our environment as safe as possible.