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Anthropometry is the measurement of size and proportion of human body. Simple anthropometric measurement helps to measure the length of the human skull, width to the length of the nose, proportion of the upper and lower arms.

In modern times, Anthropometry is used in the field of industrial design, cloth design, ergonomics and architecture to optimize their products according to the body dimensions of the human population. Since changing life style brings lot of change in the distribution of the body dimensions, its necessary to update anthropometric data collections.

It is widely used in the individual measurement of height, weight, organs and aesthetic things. It is used in measuring instruments like 3D body scanners, baropodographic, neuroimaging. It is also used in Epidemiology and medical anthropology, Forensics and criminology, Ergonomics, Biometrics and Fashion design.

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