Measurement of the growth of children at weekly intervals

Marta Rępalska , Adam Woźniak , Marek Kulus


A new method for measuring the growth of children is presented, based on the measurement of the lower leg length during foot movement. This is a touch measurement, but the obtained characteristic of the measured lower leg length, as a function of the pressure force, is reduced to a non-contact measurement. A setup prototype is built and preliminary research conducted. Based on the results obtained, it is concluded that the method allows the observation of increases in child lower leg length at frequent intervals (e.g., weekly). The developed measurement method has a high accuracy, and the results allow for differentiation between periods of child good health and indisposition.
Author Marta Rępalska (FM / IMBE)
Marta Rępalska,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Adam Woźniak (FM / IMBE)
Adam Woźniak,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Marek Kulus - [Medical University of Warsaw]
Marek Kulus,,
Journal seriesREVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, ISSN 0034-6748, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Pages024103-1 - 024103-7
Publication size in sheets0.3
ASJC Classification3105 Instrumentation
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 20-10-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.855; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.428 (2) - 2017=1.488 (5)
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