Human Body Fat Measurement


  • 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
  • Designed in 1958 in collaboration with D. J. M. Tanner, a prominent force in the use of Skinfold measurements in the derivation of body fat measurement
  • It is the only Caliper CE marked under the Medical Devices Directive 93 / 42 / EEC for a Class 1 Device with Measuring Function and is calibrated using masters traceable to National Standards
  • It is used all over the world in applications including diagnostics & research, nutrition/malnutrition, obesity, eating disorder assessment (especially in sports) and juvenile growth disorders
  • It is supplied with a handbook which includes tables for body fat% versus Skinfold thickness in males & females of all ages based on the Durnin & Womersley systems
  • It is also supplied with Body Assessment Software (Optional)

Dial Graduation: 0.20 mm
Measuring Range: 0 mm to 80 mm
Measuring Pressure: 10 gms/mm2 (constant over range)
Accuracy: 99.00%
Repeatability: 0.20 mm.

Harpenden Skinfold Caliper Body Assessment Software

Assess a Subjects:
Body fat % content
Body fat % preferred level
Body mass index
Basal Metabolic rate
Lean Body Mass
Fat Mass
Min/Max Weight Guide
Child BMI Growth Charts