Skinfold Caliper is a Skinfold Measurement Tool, then What Does it Do?

This time, Solo Abadi had the opportunity to share information about the Skinfold Caliper. Many of our customers often ask about our product on this one. Why? The Skinfold Caliper has been widely used in various fields, especially sports. The main reason is to take measurements on each athlete.

Then what is a caliper skinfold like? Come on, see the information!

Understanding the Skinfold Caliper

The Skinfold Caliper is a tool that is used portable to calculate body fat under the skin. This instrument is accurate, inexpensive and easy to use for measuring body fat composition. This tool is shaped like a clamp, but there are numbers under it that are useful to provide information regarding the thickness of the subject’s skin being measured.

Usually the parts of the body that are measured using this tool are the upper arms, the back, the lower abdomen, the thighs and the calves. The accuracy and precision of this tool depends on the skill of the examiner as well as the type of Skinfold Caliper used.

Caliper Skinfold Type

The types of fat measuring devices on the market include the Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper, Harpenden Skinfold Caliper, Holatin Skinfold Caliper, Cercoft Skinfold Caliper, and Skydex Skinfold Caliper.

Skinfold Caliper Function

The skinfold caliper mainly functions to measure the human body fold, through this measurement, it is hoped that we can calculate the percentage of fat from the available data. Accurate measurement of body fat percentage is necessary for monitoring body fat, obesity and for dietary planning in health care programs. This is because body fat consists of fat under the skin and fat in the abdominal area.

Currently, the measurement of fat is important because of the consequences of obesity. Several diseases that can be caused by obesity such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, heart failure due to weakness of the heart muscle or cardiomyopathy. In addition to causing disease, obesity also causes many psychosocial problems such as depression, anxiety or stress reactions, especially in women.

Therefore, measuring body fat percentage regularly is an important step in order to detect early and anticipate health risks that can occur to a person. Well, this is then the importance of the method of measuring body fat percentage using the Skinfold Caliper.

Fat Measurement Using the Skinfold Caliper

How to use a body fat measuring device is as follows :

  • First, use the thumb and forefinger of the left hand to pinch / pinch the skin location to a sufficient width to get a good crease.
  • Second, pull the folds of skin and the underlying fat layer with your left hand away from the body. Don’t worry about pinching the muscles as the muscles are tight / firm and won’t get pulled along with the skin and fat
  • Finally, when pulling the folds of skin with your left hand, place the caliper mouth about ¼ inch from the fingers of the left hand. Release the trigger of the caliper until all the strength of the mouth is in the folds of skin. Without releasing the left hand, allow the caliper force to slowly take a few seconds to get the correct reading. Write down the reading and continue checking to another location.

Tools Used to Measure Skin Folds

Solo Abadi, as the largest producer of anthropometric instruments and medical devices in Indonesia, has a skinfold caliper that can be used to easily measure skin folds. Apart from that, we have two types of skinfold which can be used as follows :

1. Harpenden Skinfold Caliper

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper crisis is a measuring tool used to calculate the thickness of the skin folds of the human body. This calculation can be used to estimate the percentage of total body fat.

The advantages of the Skinfold Caliper:

  1. The most precise instrument for measuring fat
  2. Meets the standard of accurate measuring instruments
  3. The operation of the tool is very easy
  4. The scale is clearly visible when measuring
  5. Premium raw materials
  6. There is a ‘floating tips’ feature complete with calibration
  7. There is an Exclusive Carrying Case from Wood
  8. Instructions for using the tool are available

Below is a photo of our Harpenden Skinfold Caliper :

2. Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper

Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper is an instrument used to measure the percentage of fat through the skin layers on the body. The material of this skinfold caliper consists of ABS plastic with a comfortable pistol grip-like design. With an economical price, this tool is able to meet the measurement needs needed.

Benefits of the Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper :

  1. The operation of the tool is very easy
  2. The scale is clearly visible when taking measurements
  3. The raw material for plastic tools so that the tools are lighter
  4. Easy to clean tool maintenance
  5. An affordable skinfold alternative
  6. Instructions for using the tool are available
  7. There is a double spring so measurements can be made consistently

Below is a photo of our Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper :

Contact Us for Ordering

If you are interested in getting skinfold caliper products from Solo Abadi, don’t worry, you can directly connect with us via WhatsApp at 0851-0088-8111 or 0812-2652-0305. We will provide the best service for you.

In addition, our anthropometric products have been used in 40 universities throughout Indonesia. We hope that our products can provide great benefits to many people. If you are interested, please contact us immediately!

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