Home > Specialties > Calipers, Skinfold, Manual

Calipers, Skinfold, Manual

Definition : Skinfold calipers designed to assess body fat in subcutaneous adipose tissue by measuring the thickness of folds of skin gathered at various areas of the body by mechanical means. These instruments are typically manually operated, handheld, metallic, and/or rigid plastic calipers with an L-shaped frame with a linear scale along its longer arm and a second L-shaped sliding arm that may include an auxiliary graduated scale to facilitate fine adjustment and increase the accuracy of the measurement (i.e., vernier calipers); the long L-shaped arm is usually spring-loaded to ensure even pressure and is conformed for easy grasping by the operator. Devices with other shapes are also available. Some calipers include circular graduated scales (gauges) to facilitate reading. Skinfold calipers are used mainly to measure the skinfold on the posterior aspect of the upper arm; measurements are also frequently performed on the thighs or back or over the lower ribs.

UMDC code : 10547

Filters
Manufacturers
Distributors
U.S.companies only
Suppress Subsidiary Companies
   

1-8 of 8 Match(es).

AccuFitness LLC

Company Type: Parent

AliMed Inc

Company Type: Parent

AliMed is an American manufacturing company and supplier of high quality products — everything from pre-formed orthoses, alarms for fall management, cushions, diagnostic imaging and operating room accessories, orthopedic rehabilitation equipment, ergonomic workplace solutions and emergency preparedness.

AOSS Medical Supply

Company Type: Parent

B & L Engineering

Company Type: Parent

Black & Black Surgical Inc

Company Type: Parent

Dynatronics

Company Type: Parent

Dynatronics manufactures, markets and distributes advanced-technology medical devices, orthopedic soft goods and supplies, treatment tables and rehabilitation equipment for the physical therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, plastic surgery, dermatology and other related medical, cosmetic and aesthetic markets.

Lafayette Instrument Co Inc

Company Type: Parent

Lafayette Instrument Company was a market leader when the world entered into the age of the computer. As the technology available for design, development and manufacturing advanced, so did LIC processes and products. In 1993, Lafayette Instrument Company sold its first computerized Polygraph.

Tartan Group

Company Type: Parent

Tartan Group has supplied rehab, physical therapy & chiropractic professionals with proven, professional-grade products. Our mission is to offer our customers top quality products at the best prices with fast, courteous service.

1-8 of 8 Match(es).

 

Medical Product Guide Optometric Management Product Guide