Take anthropometric measurements in babies make it possible to monitor their health status to prevent and / or detect diseases early. The most used measurements are weight, length (height), perimeters: brachial (arm) and cephalic (cranial).
Learn to measure mid upper arm circumference with the MUAC tape in infants from 6 - 59 months (26cm), children from 10 - 18 years (45cm) and adults and pregnant women (56cm).<br />It is based on UNICEF guidelines and marked with colors to easily identify the nutritional status of the patient
A knee height caliper is used to measure measure the height of bedridden patients, elderly persons, and persons in wheelchairs, by means of measuring the height of the leg. Compared to a segmometer, the segmometer is a better option, with more compact and lightweight, less expensive, and with a much greater range.
What is an Anthropometric Tape Measure? An anthropometric tape measure is a tape measure intended for body measurement, with blank space before the zero (6-8cm ideally), a thin, flexible steel blade, and 2m in length. Popular models are the Lufkin W606PM, AnthroFlex, and Cescorf.
A segmometer is a modified tape measure with tips used for body measurements (anthropometry) for lengths of bones.