Anthropometry is the study
of human body sizes and proportions. An anthropometrist is a
scientific person who gathers information on the size of the human
body and its components. People use this data to design clothing,
car interiors, furniture, and interiors for homes and offices.
Artists use this information to accurately draw and sculpt the
No two people are
identical in body dimensions, not even identical twins. By taking
measurements from many people of different genders, ages, ethnic
and racial background, differences can be determined and databases
There are no "exact rules"
to predict a body measurement based entirely on the relationship of
one part of a body to another body measurement. But, there are
relationships that can be called "rules of thumb" that are useful
in relating one body measurement to another.
Here are two of
them: Predicting the height of an adult when a shinbone or
tibia is known.
2.6 ´ Length of tibia (inches) +
circumference of a person's neck from the circumference of their
Circumference of the neck
(inches)= 2 ´ Circumference of the Wrist
If Tom's tibia (measured
between the top of the foot and middle the of kneecap) is 18
inches, what is Tom's estimated height?
Height = 2.6
´ 18 (inches) + 25.5
= 72.3 inches or 6 feet
Mary has a tibia of 12
inches and a wrist circumference of 5 inches. What is her height
and neck circumference?
Estimate the answer:
Height: 60 inches Neck
Size: 12 inches
57 inches Neck Size: 10 inches
Height: 54 inches Neck Size: 14 inches