The anthropometric screen allows anthropometric photographs of the subject in the frontal, sagittal and posterior plane and for the study of the body biotype and its changes over the time or induced by a training plan or diet. It also allows the analysis of corporal dismetries.
The photoscopic method is described by Lindsay Carter (2002), compared in a doctoral thesis (Porta, 1999) and the ISAK performed several courses establishing a specific protocol (Photoscopic somatotype Workshop, 2006).
The anthropometric screen consists of two panels:
An outside panel of translucent methacrylate with a grid of 10 cm x 10 cm (allowing numerical and visual analysis) and white frame with high-quality aluminum. This panel includes 2 hooks (also included) to be hung inside the front panel. From this panel appears one hand or foot switch to turn on/off the LED lights.
An inner wooden panel to be hung on the wall with 4 screws and plugs (also included). This panel is attached to the LED lights and provides a subsequent indirect light for easy viewing and analysis.
It includes: a wooden stage.
*For the photoscopy, also called somatoscopy, is needed an anthropometric screen; a smartphone or tablet with a tripod to take the photographs; the stage; and a laser to create a vertical line that divides the subject into 2 parts and horizontal optional.
The picture is made in three planes: frontal plane, sagittal plane and backplane. Thus, if we are repeating the photoscopy we will obtain a chronological record of visual and quantitative evolution (using an image analysis program) – anthropometric of the subject always performed under the same protocol (distance, light, etc).
Weight 20 kg Dimensions 160 x 240 cm