Since then several national surveys have followed in the UK's pioneering steps, notably Size USA, Size Mexico, and Size Thailand, the latter still ongoing.
the rise in obesity), and require regular updating of anthropometric data collections.
The history of anthropometry includes and spans various concepts, both scientific and pseudoscientific, such as craniometry, paleoanthropology, biological anthropology, phrenology, physiognomy, forensics, criminology, phylogeography, human origins, and cranio-facial description, as well as correlations between various anthropometrics and personal identity, mental typology, personality, cranial vault and brain size, and other factors.
And for those who are trying to shave off precious minutes from their commute time, there's also the safety aspect; there are currently no laws to say you can't use them on the pavement meaning you don't have to confront rush-hour traffic., a 39-year-old global account director in Telecoms, lives in Brockley with his wife Lea, son Marek,10, and daughter Saskia, 8.
The whole family owns scooters and recently went on a day trip to Bath on them.'A couple of weeks back we used them for a day trip to Bath (using the train to get there obviously!
A global collaborative study to examine the uses of three-dimensional scanners for health care was launched in March 2007.
The Body Benchmark Study will investigate the use of three-dimensional scanners to calculate volumes and segmental volumes of an individual body scan.
Exceptional height variation (around 20% deviation from a population's average) within such a population is sometimes due to gigantism or dwarfism, which are caused by specific genes or endocrine abnormalities.
In the most extreme population comparisons, for example, the average female height in Bolivia is 142.2 cm (4 ft 8.0 in) while the average male height in the Dinaric Alps is 185.6 cm (6 ft 1.1 in), an average difference of 43.4 cm (1 ft 5.1 in).
The aim is to establish whether the Body Volume Index has the potential to be used as a long-term computer-based anthropometric measurement for health care.
In 2001 the UK conducted the largest sizing survey to date using scanners.
The 44-year-old lives with wife Nicola in Storrington, West Sussex and commutes into Shepherd's Bush, London. I like to think it is jealousy but it feels closer to sympathy - I get the odd ‘can I get a lift? I think Londoners are pretty forgiving though, they have seen most things.