The Harpenden Anthropometer is a counter recording instrument which can be effortlessly operated from the tips of its branches. The tactile feeling allows the user to feel his way to his desired measuring points, due to this, Anthropometers provide a level of accuracy not possible with conventional anthropometers.
The Anthropometer gives a direct reading, to the nearest millimetre, over a range of 50mm to 570mm.
This Anthropometer, constructed of light alloy, operate via miniature ball-bearing rollers in order to ensure a fluid movement without cross-play.
The Harpenden Anthropometer includes:
- Straight and recurved branches.
- Spare counter.
- Beam extensions
- Carry case
The University of London Institute of Child Health worked in close collaboration with Harpenden to produce their range of Anthropometric devices.