- 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.
Origin of anthropometer
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They have the meter in many forms: in the anthropometer, in the ruler.Montessori Elementary Materials
The application of these ideas to environment will come most easily when we measure the children with the anthropometer.The Montessori Method
In measuring the individual stature it is customary to use an instrument called an anthropometer (Fig. 142).
And, indeed, how is it possible to bring the entire person posteriorly in contact with the vertical rod of the anthropometer?
Broca recommends to travelers an anthropometer consisting of a graduated rod with a movable index attached.