Breadth measures are made at standard anatomical sites around the body, measured with a specific breadth measurement calipers. See also the body size tests of length.
equipment required: breadth calipers, though sometimes simple tape measures can be used effectively.
procedure: here is the common way to measure breadth. Check the site descriptions below for instructions for specific sites.
sites: Below are some common body sites used for breadth measurements. Click on the link for a detailed description of the procedures. Sites marked with * are part of the ISAK full anthropometry profile.
- Biacromial (Shoulder Width) *
- Biiliocristal / Bi-Iliac (hip width) *
- Transverse Chest *
- Anterior-Posterior Chest Depth *
- Biepicondylar Femur (Knee) *
- Biepicondylar Humerus (Elbow) *
reliability: Things that may affect reliability are changes to the testers, and correct landmarking (finding the correct anatomical sites for measurement).