Users' questions

How do you read a Harpenden skinfold caliper?

How do you read a Harpenden skinfold caliper?

How to read the Harpenden Caliper. The reading screen has 2 needles, one large, one small. Each full rotation of the large needle represents 2 cm (20mm), indicated by the small needle. For example, if you do one full rotation and then it reaches 5, it would be 25mm.

What is use of Herpenden caliper?

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper is a precision instrument designed for use in the performance of Skinfold thickness measurements (from which estimates of body fat are derived). The use of this instrument has been well established and documented over the past 40 years.

What is skinfold caliper?

A skinfold caliper is used to assess the skinfold thickness, so that a prediction of the total amount of body fat can be made. This method is based on the hypothesis that the body fat is equally distributed over the body and that the thickness of the skinfold is a measure for subcutaneous fat.

How accurate is Accu measure calipers?

Recommended in body-for-life and endorsed by the world natural bodybuilding federation, accu-measure personal body fat tools have gold standard accuracy to within 1.1% of underwater weighing results. Raised markings provide clear, precise measurements.

What is a good skinfold measurement?

Taking Skinfold Measurements

Skinfolds (mm) Males (age in years) Females (age in years)
25 10.5 24.0
30 12.9 26.6
35 14.7 28.5
40 16.4 30.3

Is the Harpenden skinfold caliper CE marked?

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper Model: HSK-BI is CE marked in compliance with the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC for a Class 1 Device with Measuring Function. Details of our related products may be obtained directly from British Indicators (address on last page) or from one of our selected distributors.

What is the range of the Harpenden caliper?


Why calibrate your Harpenden caliper?

Your Harpenden Caliper has been calibrated to this performance prior to disptch from the factory. CORRECT TECHNIQUE Essential for accurate and repeatable tests, specific guidelines for taking skinfold measurements have been established.

How do you use a dial caliper on a skinfold?

f) The Caliper should be placed perpendicular to the fold, on the site marked, dial up, at approximately 1 cm below the finger and thumb. While maintaining the grasp of the skinfold, allow the Caliper to be released so that full tension is placed on the skinfold. The dial should be read to the nearest 0.