Designed to measure only the vertical dimensions of the human body, the instrument consists of three aluminium square profiles and a double sided measuring system with a reading scale from 50 to 2,133 mm. The long axis of the instrument is mounted with a telescopic round sleeve with a double-sided groove that features a dimension reading index. The sleeve is mounted with a sliding needle, whose tip is applied to the appropriate anthropometric point. The needle also features a millimetre scale (ranging from 30 to 380 mm) designed to read smaller dimensions. In order to ensure the anthropometer is perpendicular, the instrument may include a spirit level.
One of the basic prerequisites for determining the exact vertical dimension of the body is that anthropometer is in the upright position. This requirement may be difficult to meet, especially when measuring small dimensions. Therefore, the anthropometer is supplied with an "anthropometer stabiliser", a square plate made of durable plastic (140 mm x 140 mm), complete with a sleeve to attach the anthropometer base.
|measuring range||50 to 2,133 mm|
|instrument weight||1.2 kg|
|max folded length||2,170 mm|