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The study of objective measurable physical variables in humans, which impacts on architecture, industrial design and ergonomics.


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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Based on the design requirements of the new hand tool, the designer has to determine the target population, which can be very specific or more general according to anthropometric measurements.
We tried to study this more precisely and correlated the body dimensions (BH and BW) with shooting variables and found low correlations between morphological anthropometric indices and shooting capacities (the correlation ranged from 0.
A new screening tool for children could potentially utilize a combination of anthropometric measurements as well as assessments of health behaviours and history in order to provide the health care practitioner with a well-rounded and individualized picture of the health needs of an individual child.
We control for this separately because own-production is likely to be directly related to child anthropometrics due to the different foods consumed by households with crops versus those without own production.
112) Anthropometrics is the "measurement of physical characteristics and speculation about their effects upon psychology.
Changes in anthropometrics and lifestyle behaviours 12 months after commencing the program Increases in height (121-130 cm) and weight (34.
Improved in Not assessed Improved albumin in both; 2000 both groups no change in anthropometrics Mendenhal et No difference Not assessed Improved in treated group al.
Many factors contribute to the nutritional status of the elderly and that anthropometrics measurements alone are not enough to correctly assess the nutritional status of the elderly.
With a homiletic rapture worthy of Ian Paisley or John Ashcroft, Richard predicts that anthropometrics will create "signposts to an enormous vault of genetic information" to prove that different ethnicities are predisposed toward certain occupations--from laborer to inventor to terrorist.
These relied on the prevalent techniques of the time: anthropometrics, detailed family medical and psychological histories, and patient histories.