Knee Height Caliper
What is a knee height caliper?A knee height caliper is used to measure measure the height of bedridden patients, elderly persons, and persons in wheelchairs, by means of measuring the height of the leg. A knee height caliper is usually rigid metal and about 80cm long (just under 2.5 ft). It may sometimes be referred to as a rigid segmometer.
What is a segmometer?A segmometer is another measurement tool, similar to a tape measure, that can be used for knee height measurement as well as demi-span and forearm length. It has other advantages over a knee height caliper, including being much more compact and lightweight, less expensive, and with a much greater range, up to 300cm.
How much does a knee height caliper cost?The Shorr knee height caliper sells for around $300-350. A flexible segmometer costs under $150.
Where can I purchase a knee height caliper?
Because a flexible segmometer has so many advantages over a knee-height caliper, NutriActiva.com sells Cescorf and Realmet flexible segmometers.