Anthropometrica: A Textbook of Body Measurement for Sports and Health Courses

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UNSW Press, 1996 - Nature - 413 pages
A core textbook for sports science and human movement courses. Describes measurement techniques, and covers the interpretation and analysis of data and the applications of anthropometry in ergonomics, psychology, nutrition, physiology, exercise, and sports. Also outlines the Australian model of accreditation in anthropometry. A disk is available with software for simulations and tests against a large Australian anthropometric database. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Introduction
27
The anthropometric profile
33
References
73
Calculation of TEM and ICC with three measurements per subject
88
Theoretical background
93
Jaw gap calibration
112
Chapter 2
114
Types of similarity systems
127
Applications for Anthropometry
235
Body image and behaviour
250
Workplace design
274
Anthropometry and Sports Performance
287
Proportionality body shape and performance
303
Evolution of human body size
335
Summary
352
Anthropometry Health and Body Composition
365

Summary and recommendations
142
References
170
Chapter 7
172
Application of prediction equations
184
Monitoring skinfolds and other body composition indices
186
References
195
Chapter 8
199
Threecompartment models
216
Chapter 12
366
a multistep profiling system
381
References
388
Accreditation in Anthropometry
395
Chapter 13
396
Guidelines for determining TEMS
409
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