Assessing the Precision of Anthropometric Measurements: A Six Sigma Approach
Authors: Dermot Hale, Enda F. Fallon
Abstract: Anthropometrics is the measurement of dimensions of the human body defined between fixed anatomical landmarks (). The human body however does not generally lend itself to simple measurement as the limits or position of anatomical landmarks can often be open to interpretation. Given that effective anthropometric practices are dependent on the validity of the anthropometric data, it is critical that anthropometrists have confidence in the data they use. This paper discusses existing practices in determining anthropometric measurement error and introduces the Six Sigma technique, Gauge Repeatability & Reproducibility, to the discipline of anthropometry.
Keywords: Anthropometric Measurement, Technical Error of Measurement, Gauge Repeatability & Reproducibility
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