The Harpenden skin fold caliper is the de facto standard body fat assessment device due to it being used in numerous clinical studies over the last 25 years. Many of these studies have become benchmarks themselves for the study of obesity and body composition analysis hence the Harpenden skin fold caliper is the research measurement tool of choice.
The Harpenden skin fold caliper is engineered to extremely precise standards and calibrated to traceable standards. Recent enhancements to the caliper include an increased jaw opening to facilitate measurement up to 80mm, which makes them suitable for both the measurement of skin folds and the girth measurement of small joints such as the condyle processes at the ankle, wrist, knee and elbow i.e. a small anthropometer.
For more information including the skinfold measurement process, site selection, technical data and more, visit our Harpenden Calipers mini-site.