Baseline Economy Plastic Skinfold Caliper

Baseline Economy Plastic Skinfold Caliper

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  • Made in USA

Baseline Economy Plastic Skinfold Caliper is used to measure the thickness of Skinfolds. Measurements are taken at selected sites. The resultant skinfold thickness is then translated by means of skinfold tables to a percentage of body fat. It is the inexpensive alternative for skinfold analysis. An ideal instrument for screening large populations and spring loaded arm and floating tips assures reproducible results. It has a 50mm scale and comes complete with instructions and tables. Lightweight and offers accurate and repeatable measurements.

Item # Desc Pkg Price
#12-1112 8.5" x 0.5" x 3.5" Each
#12-1112-25 8.5" x 0.5" x 3.5" 25/Pack

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  • Skinfold Measurement:
    The Baseline Skinfold caliper is used to measure the thickness of skinfolds.
    - Take skinfold measurements directly on the skin - not through clothing
    - Pick-up and hold skinfold with one hand - use the other hand to measure the skinfold thickness with the Baseline Skinfold caliper
    - Take three measurements at each skinfold site. The final skinfold thickness at that skinfold site is the average of these readings
  • Measurement Procedure:
    Locate and measure each skin fold with care. Results may vary if measurements are not consistently taken at the exact location with the same skin- fold -pinch and caliper pressure. For each skinfold, location uses the same measurement procedure.
    - With a grease pencil, mark the measurement point on the skinfold site
    - Pickup skinfold with the thumb and forefinger of your left hand
    - Apply the skinfold caliper to the site so that the grease pencil mark on the skinfold site is halfway between the caliper jaws
    - Release your right thumb from the caliper lever so that the tips of the caliper jaw can exert their full force on the skinfold
    - Read the skinfold measurements (in millimeters) directly from the caliper dial
    - Read the measurement two more times. A total of three measurements at each site is required for accurate results
    - The skinfold reading for the site is the average of the three readings
    Average skinfold readings = (R1 + R2 + R3) / 3

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