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Anthropometrica

Anthropometrica

A Textbook of Body Measurement for Sports and Health Courses

  • Author: Kevin Norton,Tim Olds,Australian Sports Commission
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • ISBN: 9780868402239
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 413
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A core textbook of anthopometry - human body measurement - for sports science and human movement courses, with applications in ergonomics, psychology, nutrition, physiology and other health subjects.

Handbook of Anthropometry

Handbook of Anthropometry

Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease

  • Author: Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1441917888
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 3107
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Although its underlying concept is a relatively simple one—the measurement of the human body and its parts—anthropometry employs a myriad of methods and instruments, and is useful for a variety of purposes, from understanding the impact of disease on individuals to tracking changes in populations over time. The first interdisciplinary reference on the subject, the Handbook of Anthropometry brings this wide-ranging field together: basic theory and highly specialized topics in normal and abnormal anthropometry in terms of health, disease prevention, and intervention. Over 140 self-contained chapters cover up-to-date indices, the latest studies on computerized methods, shape-capturing systems, and bioelectrical impedance, data concerning single tissues and whole-body variables, and reports from different areas of the world. Chapters feature helpful charts and illustrations, cross-references to related chapters are included, and key points are presented in bullet form for ease of comprehension. Together, the Handbook’s thirteen sections entail all major aspects of anthropometrical practice and research, including: Tools and techniques. Developmental stages, from fetus to elder. Genetic diseases, metabolic diseases, and cancer. Exercise and nutrition. Ethnic, cultural, and geographic populations. Special conditions and circumstances. The Handbook of Anthropometry is an invaluable addition to the reference libraries of a broad spectrum of health professionals, among them health scientists, physicians, physiologists, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, public health researchers, epidemiologists, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists. It is also useful to college-level students and faculty in the health disciplines, as well as to policymakers and ergonomists.

Human Body Measurements: Concepts And Applications

Human Body Measurements: Concepts And Applications

  • Author: SINGH, S. P.,MEHTA, PROMILA
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 8120338634
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
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A perfect body is desired by every human being. Be it in terms of height, weight or mass—the increased awakening to stay fit and to be in shape has led to an urge to be familiar with the human anatomy and its measurements. A compendium of numerous conceptual issues on human body physique, body composition and nutritional status, this book comprehensively discusses various protocols for measuring human body parts. The emphasis is laid on the recommendations made by International Biological Programme (IBP) on Human Adaptability. In addition, the book effectively reveals subtle differences between those individuals who otherwise look similar through various somatotyping techniques (like Heath and Carter). The book also explains how body measurements determine the growth and development of a child; and factors like chronic illnesses, and obesity in an adult. Key Features : Solved examples to provide an analytical insight on the subject Figures and tables to present a lucid picture of all the concepts Review questions to test students’ aptitude on the subject Designed primarily for the postgraduate students of Human Biology, Human Genetics, Anthropology, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, this book is equally beneficial for the physical instructors.

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries

  • Author: Thanuskodi, S.
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466640715
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 348
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Academic libraries cater to the diverse needs of scholars, scientists, technocrats, researchers, students, and others personally and professionally invested in higher education. Due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT), the vision and mission of academic libraries are changing in developing countries. Challenges of Academic Library Management in Developing Countries provides the latest theoretical frameworks and empirical research into academic libraries, investigating concerns such as illiteracy, budgeting, software development, technical training, and others. In particular, this book will be of use to professionals and researchers working in the field of library and information science who are looking for new methods and best practices in the management of effective academic libraries. This book is part of the Advances in Library and Information Science series collection.

Anthropometric Standards

Anthropometric Standards

An Interactive Nutritional Reference of Body Size and Body Composition for Children and Adults

  • Author: A. Roberto Frisancho
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780472115914
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 335
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". . . a useful and long-needed stand-alone clinical manual for nutritional assessment." ---American Journal of Physical Anthropology This is a revised and updated 2nd edition of Anthropometric Standards for the Assessment of Growth and Nutritional Status. The data is based on the most recent available from the government (2003), and reflects the demographic change in the U.S. The easy-to-use tables and graphs have been expanded from age 2 months to 90 years. Designed for physicians, medical students, pediatricians, family doctors, and nutritionists interested in the physical growth and development of adults and children, this book presents in one volume the compilation of the largest database of material on anthropometric standards from National Health Examination surveys. Because the information is presented in tabular and graphic form, medical investigators can easily compare and interpret their findings with the collection of normative values. No other book is as inclusive, as soundly based, or as potentially useful to people interested in nutrition, cardiovascular diseases, anthropometry, and epidemiology. This is a resource that no health care worker should be without. A compact disc (CD) is included with the book for interactive evaluation of nutritional anthropometry in order to determine an individual's percentile and Z-score of the measurements of body size and composition. The CD is divided into three sections: Section 1 is based on anthropometric data source derived from the 3rd National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted during 1994-98. Section 2 is based on weight, height, and body-mass index information developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for children ages 2 months to 20 years. Section 3 contains information developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on weight and length for children ranging in age from birth to 5 years. All three sections are presented in Excel spreadsheets formatted to allow calculation of age- and sex-specific Z-scores and percentiles directly without the need for additional computer programs or software. A. Roberto Frisancho is Thurnau Professor of Anthropology at University of Michigan.

ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment

ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment

  • Author: Jeff Coombes,Tina Skinner
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 072958142X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 480
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ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment is an essential text for any student undertaking an exercise and sports science degree and professionals working in the exercise and fitness industries. This practical manual contains fundamental theory and detailed step-by-step protocols designed to assist students and practitioners to develop competency for conducting tests in exercise, health and sports science. Written by leading Australian and New Zealand Academics and published in collaboration with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment is the first Australian text written with ESSA’s accreditation framework in mind. Evolve Multiple choice questions and short answer questions Criteria sheets to assess skill competency Worked examples and case studies Data recording sheets Image collection Excel spreadsheet to record and analyse data from activities within the manual Key features Combines the theory underpinning testing procedures and comprehensive step-by-step protocols Includes practical data recording tables Protocols that encompass the spectrum of tests in exercise, health and sports science including, but not limited to, anthropometry, muscular strength, submaximal and maximal exercise testing, range of motion and threshold tests Includes pre-testing procedures and equipment requirements for conducting assessments Emphasis on the accuracy of the measurement, including calibration and verification of equipment Section on laboratory safety, cleaning and disinfectanting Links analysis, interpretation and communication of test results Data analysis practical that encourages the reader to analyse their own data collected in the activities

ANALYSIS OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS ON ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS AND HEALTH RELATED PHYSICAL FITNESS OF SCHOOL BOYS

ANALYSIS OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS ON ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS AND HEALTH RELATED PHYSICAL FITNESS OF SCHOOL BOYS

  • Author: Sathish Kumar A
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1312777915
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Human Dimension and Interior Space

Human Dimension and Interior Space

A Source Book of Design Reference Standards

  • Author: Julius Panero,Martin Zelnik
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill
  • ISBN: 0770434606
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 320
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The study of human body measurements on a comparative basis is known as anthropometrics. Its applicability to the design process is seen in the physical fit, or interface, between the human body and the various components of interior space. Human Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dimensioned drawings, illustrating in plan and section the proper anthropometrically based relationship between user and space. The types of spaces range from residential and commercial to recreational and institutional, and all dimensions include metric conversions. In the Epilogue, the authors challenge the interior design profession, the building industry, and the furniture manufacturer to seriously explore the problem of adjustability in design. They expose the fallacy of designing to accommodate the so-called average man, who, in fact, does not exist. Using government data, including studies prepared by Dr. Howard Stoudt, Dr. Albert Damon, and Dr. Ross McFarland, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jean Roberts of the U.S. Public Health Service, Panero and Zelnik have devised a system of interior design reference standards, easily understood through a series of charts and situation drawings. With Human Dimension and Interior Space, these standards are now accessible to all designers of interior environments.

Human Body Composition

Human Body Composition

  • Author: Steven Heymsfield
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 9780736046558
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 523
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The 2nd edition of Human Body Composition includes updated information and new chapters. The editors and 35 contributors are well respected researchers in the field of body composition science. This is one of few texts that provides comprehensive coverage of body composition research. The primary intent is to present current information on research methods. This book can serve as a textbook for those who are students or new researchers. Descriptions of various methods and background information are imparted in great detail with numerous references. New chapters address energy expenditure, animal body composition, molecular genetics and body composition as it relates to disease states of cancer, HIV, obesity and certain inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This book is recommended for students and new researchers in the field of body composition research who need to learn various methods, histories and practical applications--Publisher's description.

The Changing Body

The Changing Body

Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World since 1700

  • Author: Roderick Floud,Robert W. Fogel,Bernard Harris,Sok Chul Hong
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139500805
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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Humans have become much taller and heavier, and experience healthier and longer lives than ever before in human history. However it is only recently that historians, economists, human biologists and demographers have linked the changing size, shape and capability of the human body to economic and demographic change. This fascinating and groundbreaking book presents an accessible introduction to the field of anthropometric history, surveying the causes and consequences of changes in health and mortality, diet and the disease environment in Europe and the United States since 1700. It examines how we define and measure health and nutrition as well as key issues such as whether increased longevity contributes to greater productivity or, instead, imposes burdens on society through the higher costs of healthcare and pensions. The result is a major contribution to economic and social history with important implications for today's developing world and the health trends of the future.

Physical Activity and Health

Physical Activity and Health

A Report of the Surgeon General

  • Author: Audrey F. Manley
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 0788134965
  • Category:
  • Page: 278
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A landmark review of the research on physical activity & health -- the most comprehensive ever. Covers: historical background, terminology, evolution of recommendations & measurement; physiologic responses & long-term adaptations to exercise; the effects of physical activity on health & disease (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, mental health, quality of life, adverse effects of physical activity, occurrence of adverse effects); patterns & trends in physical activity; & understanding & promoting physical activity. Charts & tables.

Applied Body Composition Assessment

Applied Body Composition Assessment

  • Author: Vivian H. Heyward,Dale R. Wagner
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780736046305
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 268
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Bringing both practitioners and students up to date on the latest body composition methods and equations for healthy and clinical populations, this volume is a comprehensive textbook on body composition assessment.

Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design

Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design

  • Author: Deepti Gupta,Norsaadah Zakaria
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0857096893
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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One of the greatest challenges for the apparel industry is to produce garments that fit customers properly. Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design addresses the need for improved characterization of our populations in order to tailor garments according to size, weight, and shape of consumers. This book reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design. Part one considers a range of anthropometric methods. The text discusses the range of sizing systems, including data mining techniques, useful for bridging the gap between ergonomists and designers. Chapters examine three-dimensional anthropometric methods and multivariate and bivariate analysis for identifying key body dimensions. Part two then explains how to analyze anthropometric data to develop appropriate sizing systems. Here, the book discusses classification and clustering of human body shapes, the importance of national surveys, and using the data obtained to ensure inclusive design strategies. The book covers sizing systems developed for particular groups, apparel size designation, and the potential for international standardization. It considers the advantages of 3D body scanning and computer-aided design, and the use of body motion analysis to address ease allowance requirements of apparel. With its distinguished editors and international contributors, this work is an essential reference, particularly due to the specific combination of aspects of anthropometry and the sizing of clothing, for researchers, garment designers, students, and manufacturers in the clothing and fashion industry. Reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design Examines 3D anthropometric methods and multivariate and bivariate analysis for identifying key body dimensions Covers sizing systems developed for particular groups, apparel size designation, and the potential for international standardization

Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth

Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth

  • Author: Committee on Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309262844
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 274
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Physical fitness affects our ability to function and be active. At poor levels, it is associated with such health outcomes as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Physical fitness testing in American youth was established on a large scale in the 1950s with an early focus on performance-related fitness that gradually gave way to an emphasis on health-related fitness. Using appropriately selected measures to collected fitness data in youth will advance our understanding of how fitness among youth translates into better health. In Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, the IOM assesses the relationship between youth fitness test items and health outcomes, recommends the best fitness test items, provides guidance for interpreting fitness scores, and provides an agenda for needed research. The report concludes that selected cardiorespiratory endurance, musculoskeletal fitness, and body composition measures should be in fitness surveys and in schools. Collecting fitness data nationally and in schools helps with setting and achieving fitness goals and priorities for public health at an individual and national level.

Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual: Tests, Procedures and Data

Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual: Tests, Procedures and Data

Volume Two: Physiology

  • Author: Roger Eston,Thomas Reilly
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135252645
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 376
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Kinanthropometry is the study of human body size, shape and form and how those characteristics relate to human movement and sporting performance. In this fully updated and revised edition of the classic guide to kinanthropometric theory and practice, leading international sport and exercise scientists offer a clear and comprehensive introduction to essential principles and techniques. Each chapter guides the reader through the planning and conduct of practical and laboratory sessions and includes a survey of current theory and contemporary literature relating to that topic. The book is fully illustrated and includes worked examples, exercises, research data, chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout. Volume Two: Exercise Physiology covers key topics such as: neuromuscular aspects of movement skeletal muscle function oxygen transport, including haemotology, pulmonary and cardiovascular functions metabolism and thermoregulation VO2 kinetics physiological economy, efficiency and 'fitness' physiological limitations to performance assessment of energy expenditure, perceived exertion and maximal intensity. The Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual is essential reading for all serious students and researchers of sport and exercise science, kinesiology and human movement. Roger Eston is Professor of Human Physiology and Head of the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Thomas Reilly is Professor of Sports Science and Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.

Bodyspace

Bodyspace

Anthropometry, Ergonomics and the Design of Work, Third Edition

  • Author: Stephen Pheasant,Christine M. Haslegrave
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420055895
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 352
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In the 20 years since the publication of the first edition of Bodyspace the knowledge base upon which ergonomics rests has increased significantly. The need for an authoritative, contemporary and, above all, usable reference is therefore great. This third edition maintains the same content and structure as previous editions, but updates the material and references to reflect recent developments in the field. The book has been substantially revised to include new research and anthropometric surveys, the latest techniques, and changes in legislation that have taken place in recent years. New coverage in the third edition: Guidance on design strategies and practical advice on conducting trials Overview of recent advances in simulation and digital human modes Dynamic seating · Recent work on hand/handle interface Computer input devices · Laptop computer use and children’s use of computers · Design for an aging population and accessibility for people with disabilities · New approaches to risk management and new assessment tools, legislation, and standards As the previous two editions have shown, Bodyspace is an example of the unusual: a text that is a favorite among academics and practitioners. Losing none of the features that made previous editions so popular, the author skillfully integrates new knowledge into the existing text without sacrificing the easily accessible style that makes this book unique. More than just a reference text, this authoritative book clearly delineates the field of ergonomics.

Handbook of Research for Biomechanics and Anthropometry in Sport Science

Handbook of Research for Biomechanics and Anthropometry in Sport Science

  • Author: Zahra Hojjati Zidashti,Kaveh Hariri Asli,Soheila Yavarmasroor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781536104660
  • Category:
  • Page: 200
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This book provides new methods to novel applications of existing methods to gain understanding of the material and/or structural behavior of new and advanced systems. The authors provide innovative chapters on the growth of educational, scientific, and research activities among athletes and provides a medium for mutual communication between international sports academia. This book publishes significant research reporting new methodologies and important applications in the fields of anthropometric measuring and software. Software and anthropometric-based research findings to date contribute to the scholarly debates over mortality trends, the nature of slavery, and the outcomes of industrialisation and economic development. On the other hand, these ideas were included in the proper analysis to provide a dynamic response to the shortcomings of body motion. This book also describes advanced technology and high speed detectors/equipment to determine the operational procedures to avoid hazards on human health, economics and human biology. Consequently, the results within this book will help to reduce the risk of sport injuries.

Kinanthropometry IX

Kinanthropometry IX

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry

  • Author: Michael Marfell-Jones,Arthur Stewart,Tim Olds
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134179596
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 168
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This is an edited collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the Ninth International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry. Defined as the relationship between human body structure and function, kinanthropometry is an area of growing interest, and these proceedings will be of use to students, academics and professionals in the areas of ergonomics, sports science, nutrition, health, and other allied fields. The assembled works represent the latest research findings across kinanthropometry, moving the discipline forward and promoting good practice and the exchange of expertise.

Suspect Identities

Suspect Identities

A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification

  • Author: Simon A. COLE,Simon A Cole
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674029682
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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"Cole excavates the forgotten and hidden history of criminal identification--from photography to exotic anthropometric systems based on measuring body parts, from fingerprinting to DNA typing"--Jacket.

Happiness in Children

Happiness in Children

Measurement, Correlates and Enhancement of Positive Subjective Well-Being

  • Author: Mark D Holder
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400744145
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 87
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This briefs summarizes the research on positive well-being in children, with a particular focus on their happiness. It starts with a discussion of the constructs of positive psychology (i.e., well-being, happiness and life satisfaction), and then outlines the research that shows the importance of studying well-being. Next, it explores how researchers measure happiness and what these measures tell us about whether children are happy and how their happiness differs from adults. Following this, it discusses current positive psychology theories with the aim of suggesting their promise in understanding children’s well-being. Next, it examines the importance of individual differences, including culture and temperament. Because studies have only recently identified several of the factors associated with children’s happiness, the book ends with a discussion of how we might enhance children’s well-being and suggests directions for future research.