Anthropometry. Comparative Analysis of Technologies for the Capture of Anthropometric Dimensions

Rosmery Nariño Lescay, Alicia Alonso Becerra, Anaisa Hernández González


This article is a review of the main aspects of anthropometry and various technologies for the capture of the anthropometric dimensions. Anthropometry is a scientific discipline that is closely related to Physical Ergonomics and develops in different fields of application. The science studies the dimensions of the human body, the knowledge and skills to perform measurements, as well as their statistical treatment.

In order to obtain anthropometric data for ergonomic ends, be it for actual or academic studies, it is necessary to have the appropriate tools for the realization of these types of measurements. There are various existing technologies and devices for capturing the anthropometric dimensions and anthropometry and although, historically, anthropometry has been one dimensional and manually registered using different instruments such as, stadiometer, anthropometer, anthropometric compass, measuring tape, anthropometric chair, among others, the development of technologies has enabled the creation of systems to capture anthropometric dimensions that do not require direct contact with the person being measured.


Anthropometry; Measurement technologies; Anthropometric dimensions; Analysis.

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