Anthropometer



an instrument that consists of a calibrated, vertical rod to which are attached two horizontal arms, one fixed and one movable, for measuring the human trunk and limbs.
Historical Examples

Broca recommends to travelers an anthropometer consisting of a graduated rod with a movable index attached.
Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

The application of these ideas to environment will come most easily when we measure the children with the anthropometer.
The Montessori Method Maria Montessori

They have the meter in many forms: in the anthropometer, in the ruler.
Montessori Elementary Materials Maria Montessori

Certain anthropologists are now trying to perfect the anthropometer (Mosso’s school).
Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

In measuring the individual stature it is customary to use an instrument called an anthropometer (Fig. 142).
Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

And, indeed, how is it possible to bring the entire person posteriorly in contact with the vertical rod of the anthropometer?
Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

But this greatly complicates the anthropometer, and hardly any anthropometer possesses this attachment.
Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

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