The most direct, simple, and accurate method for estimating leanness-fatness is measuring the thickness of skinfolds by constant-tension calipers. The Lange Skinfold Calipers manufactured by Beta Technology are specifically designed for the simple, accurate measurement of subcutaneous tissue.

Pivoted tips adjust automatically for parallel measurement of skinfolds, and rectangular faces with well-rounded edges and corners assure patient comfort. The face area is approximately 30 square mm. An easy-to-read scale permits reading up to 60 mm. Accurate to +/- 1 mm. Spring-loaded levers provide a constant standard pressure of 10 gm./sq. mm. over the entire operating range. All critical pivot points utilize low friction bearings to maintain accurate tip pressure at all jaw openings. The caliper is of sturdy, light-weight construction, and is anti-corrosive. Each unit is supplied in an individual case.

It is important to use calipers in which the pressure is built into the instrument itself and is relatively constant from reading to reading and over the range of skinfold thicknesses studied. Early models of calipers were unsatisfactory in that spring-loaded tension was very low at small openings but increased rapidly as the jaws of the calipers were opened.

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