The modified BEST II K - 501 Caliper is designed for standard measuring of skinfold thickness.
The instrument has two arms, of which one is fixed to a 0 to 80 mm calibrated scale (note: the measuring range can be expanded to 120 mm upon request). The base of this arm features a circular opening for the index or middle finger. The other (sliding) arm with a slot for measurement of the skinfold thickness has a base with a larger circular opening for the thumb. Both the arms are fitted with 3 mm - diameter measuring circular tips.
The spring-loaded measuring tip on the sliding arm meets the pressure requirements of 2 N. The thickness of skinfold held between the measuring tips is measured when the index at the end of the sliding arm aligns exactly with the index on the body of the measuring tip. The equipment is supplied together with calibration weights that control the correct pressure in the tip of the instrument.
|measuring range||0-80 mm (0-120 mm)|
|instrument weight||273 g|
|measuring tip diameter||3 mm|
|nominal compressive strength of the tips||2 N|
|caliper dimensions||142 x 116 x 10 mm|