stadiometer


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stadiometer

(ˌsteɪdɪˈɒmɪtə)
n
(Surveying) an instrument that measures the length of curves, dashes, etc, by running a toothed wheel along them
[C19: from stadio-, from stadium + -meter]
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stadiometer

1. an instrument with a toothed wheel for measuring curves, broken lines, etc.
2. an obsolete form of tachymeter.
See also: Instruments
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Weight was recorded digitally to the nearest 0.1kg while height was recorded to the nearest 0.1cm using seca 217 stadiometer. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated as the ratio of weight (kg) and height (m2).
Wall mounted stadiometer was used to record body height.
Weight and height of each student was measured using the standard stadiometer. The body mass index was calculated, from an individual's weight in kg divided by the square of the height in meters 5 using the following formula:
Body mass using an electronic scale (Marsden, MGP250, UK), and height, sitting height and leg length using a stadiometer (Harpenden Stadiometer, Holtain, UK) were obtained on all subjects according to standardised techniques adopted by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK).
The body mass index (MC) was evaluated using a WELMY[R] clinical scale with a precision of 0.1 kg and stature in the stadiometer coupled to the scale, with a precision of 0.1 cm.
Height (meters) was recorded by a stadiometer with subject standing straight, without shoes, looking in horizontal plane and heel approximated.
Participants were measured for height and mass using a digital scale (Model ES200L; Ohaus, Pine Brook, New Jersey, USA) and wall-mounted digital stadiometer (Detecto Stadiometer, Webb City, Missouri, USA), followed by a dynamic warm-up consisting of two 10-minute sets of knee hugs, walking lunges, and walking alternate toe touches.
The equations include the following anthropometric characteristics that were assessed according to previously described procedures (Malina and Koziel, 2014): body height (0.1 cm, Seca Portable Stadiometer, Hamburg, Germany), sitting height (0.1 cm, Seca Portable Stadiometer, Hamburg, Germany; sitting height table) and body mass (0.1 kg, Seca, Hamburg, Germany).
Body weight and height were measured by using calibrated scales (PCE-EP 150P1) and a Portable stadiometer (Seca 213) with subjects wearing light clothes and no shoes.
For measuring height, a stadiometer was used on the balance with a scale and a resolution of 1 mm, taking the vertex and the plantar region as references.