The Anthropometric Measurements That Needed by the Military Field

In the last article, we are already explained in detail about the relationship between anthropometry and the military field. And it turns out that, it is one of the crucial measurement to do. We can learn from some developed countries, such as the United States, Britain, India, Iran, and others. Anthropometric measurements are performed not only once but periodically according to the data requirements. While in Indonesia itself, it seems that anthropometric measurements are still something that is rarely done. This can be concluded with the lack of literacy associated with anthropometric measurements in the military.

On this occasion, we will raise the topic of anthropometric measurements required in the military field. Before discussing further on this topic, we will first explain the function and purpose of anthropometric measurements in the military area, as follows:

1. Functioning as Data on the Manufacture of Mass Products in the Military

One of the functions of anthropometric measurement is as a reference in the design of military clothing or equipment. The use of body measurements in the design of military clothing and equipment contributes to achieving satisfactory compatibility. This is useful to reduce the total mass of the assembly. The anthropometric data also serves to maximize the range of body movements, integration, and compatibility of each element. Or in other words, clothing products are expected to be useful ergonomically.

2. Ensuring the Compatibility of Anthropometry Devices with Users

Besides this, anthropometry is also one of the crucial things in the manufacture of military equipment and facilities. For example, in the Air Force Military. Anthropometry is one of the vital tools for determining the selection of military pilots. The aviation military chose each of its members with strict anthropometric criteria. Why is that? According to a journal entitled ‘Static anthropometry: Current practice to determine aircrew aircraft compatibility.’ The selection is intended to ensure aircraft compatibility with aircraft crews during training without sacrificing individual comfort and safety.

3. Reducing the potential for musculoskeletal disorders

One of the diseases that often attacks the army is musculoskeletal disorders. This disorder is a condition of dysfunction in ligaments, muscles, nerves, joints, and tendons, and the spine. Anthropometric measurements are used to minimize interruptions that may occur early. According to a journal named “The Rate of Musculoskeletal Pathology Assessment for Military Personnel and Civil Population,” musculoskeletal has social and economic consequences. Often military workers cannot fulfill specific tasks and are forced to stop working before their retirement age. This is, of course, detrimental because it causes early termination of employment from military service.

Measurement of Anthropometry in the Military Field

Some of these are why it is essential to use anthropometry science in the military. Then? In what measurements are usually done? We summarize measurements that are averaged used to measure body anthropometry in the military field.

1 Abdominal Extension Depth, Sitting
2 Abdominal Link
3 Acromial Height
4 Acromial Height, Sitting
5 Acromion-Axilla Length
6 Acromion-Radiale Length
7 Ankle Circumference
8 Arm Length
9 Axilla Height
10 Axilla-Waist Length (Omphalion)
11 Ball Of Foot Circumference
12 Ball Of Foot Length
13 Biacromial Breadth
14 Biceps Circumference Flexed
15 Bicristal Breadth
16 Bideltoid Breadth
17 Bimalleolar Breadth
18 Bitragion Chin Arc
19 Bitragion Submandibular Arc
20 Bizygomatic Breadth
21 Buttock Circumference
22 Buttock Depth
23 Buttock Height
24 Buttock-Knee Length
25 Buttock-Popliteal Length
26 Calf Circumference
27 Calf Link
28 Cervicale Height
29 Cervicale Height, Sitting
30 Chest Breadth
31 Chest Circumference
32 Chest Depth
33 Chest Height
34 Chest Height, Sitting
35 Chest-Waist Drop (Omphalion)
36 Clavicle Link
37 Crotch Height
38 Crotch Length Anterior (Omphalion)
39 Crotch Length Omphalion
40 Crotch Length Posterior Omphalion
41 Dactylion Height
42 Dactylion Reach from Wall
43 Ear Breadth
44 Ear Length
45 Ear Protrusion
46 Elbow Rest Height
47 Elbow Rest Height, Standing
48 Elbow-Wrist Length
49 Eye Height
50 Eye Height, Sitting
51 Foot Breadth Horizontal
52 Foot Length
53 Forearm Circumference Flexed
54 Forearm-Center Of Grip Length
55 Forearm-Forearm Breadth
56 Forearm-Hand Length
57 Functional Grip Reach
58 Functional Leg Length
58 Hand Breadth
59 Hand Circumference
60 Hand Length
61 Head Breadth
62 Head Circumference
63 Head Length
64 Heel Ankle Circumference
65 Heel Breadth
66 Hip Breadth
67 Hip Breadth, Sitting
68 Iliocristale Height
69 Interpupillary Breadth
70 Interscye I
71 Interscye II
72 Knee Height Midpatella
73 Knee Height, Sitting
74 Lateral Femoral Epicondyle Height
75 Lateral Malleolus Height
76 Lower Thigh Circumference
77 Menton-Sellion Length
78 Neck-Buttock Length
79 Neck Circumference
80 Neck Circumference Base
81 Neck Link
82 Neck-Scye Length
83 Overhead Fingertip Reach, Sitting
84 Palm Length
85 Pelvic Link
86 Popliteal Height
87 Radiale-Stylion Length
88 Rise (Omphalion)
89 Shoulder Circumference
90 Shoulder-Elbow Length
91 Shoulder Length
92 Shoulder-Waist Length (Omph)
93 Sitting Height
94 Sleeve Inseam
95 Sleeve Length Spine-Wrist
96 Sleeve Outseam
97 Span
98 Stature
99 Suprasternale Height
100 Suprasternale Height, Sitting
101 Suprasternale-Tenth Rib Length
102 Suprasternale-Waist (Omph) Length
103 Tenth Rib Height
104 Thigh Circumference
105 Thigh Clearance
106 Thigh Link
107 Thorax Link
108 Thumbtip Reach
109 Tibial Height
110 Tragion Height
111 Tragion Height, Sitting
112 Tragion-Top Of Head
113 Trochanterion Height
114 Vertical Grip Reach
115 Vertical Grip Reach Down
116 Vertical Grip Reach, Sitting
117 Vertical Index Fingertip Reach
118 Vertical Index Fingertip Reach, Sitting
119 Vertical Thumbtip Reach, Sitting
120 Vertical Trunk Circumference (USA)
121 Waist Back Length Omphalion
122 Waist Back, Vertical (Omphalion)
123 Waist Breadth
124 Waist Circumference Omphalion
125 Waist Depth
126 Waist Front Length, Sitting
127 Waist Height Omphalion
128 Waist-Buttock Drop (Omphalion)
129 Waist-Waist (Omph) Over Shoulder
130 Weight
131 Wrist Circumference
132 Wrist Height

Source: 2012 Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Army Personnel: Methods and Summary Statistics

Some measurements on U.S Army Personnel, as follows:

That’s 132 measurements taken to measure the anthropometry of military soldiers. However, more or less, these measurements are adjusted according to how much data is needed. Therefore, the measurement data can still be changed. Next, we will briefly explain what anthropometric measuring devices are used.

Anthropometric Measuring Instruments for Proper Military Measurement

To get the appropriate measurement data, of course, we need the proper measurement tools to use. The anthropometry kit below is a type of anthropometric kit used to measure anthropometry at the U.S Army Personnel.

The anthropometry includes inefficient anthropometry because of the different parts. Here is the right anthropometric kit to use. This anthropometric tool is especially more modern and can be applied more efficiently.

Portable Anthropometry Kit

A portable anthropometry kit is an anthropometric measuring instrument made from stainless steel. The anthropometry kit consists of several anthropometric kit tools used in the military such as:

  1. Anthropometer
  2. Sliding Block (Beam Calliper)
  3. Small Spreading Calliper
  4. Sliding Calliper

These four tools have been able to help all the measurements needed above. These four tools consist of a Complete Set Series package. But, of course, the appropriate measuring tape is still used. Our company sells modern anthropometry kits, equipped with suitcases that are useful for carrying the tool whenever and wherever. The following are some illustrations of measurements made with the Portable Anthropometry Kit.

How do you get an Anthropometry Measurement Tool for the Military?

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