hand breadth

hand breadth

[′hand ‚bredth]
(anthropology)
The distance between the outside projections of the distal ends of the second and fifth metacarpals of the right hand, with the fingers extended and together.
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A study of correlations and estimation of stature from hand length, hand breadth and sole length.
Hand breadth was calculated by measuring the distance between the metacarpophalangeal joints of second and fifth fingers.
The mean length and standard variation of hand breadth was 8.
A study of correlation and estimation of stature from hand length, hand breadth and sole length.
Production of stature of Hausa ethnic group using hand length and hand breadth journal of medicine in the tropics, 12:30-32.
Hand breadth at thumb (cm)- [25] Maximum breadth across the palm at right angles to the long axis to the hand, at the proximal knuckle of the thumb(joint between metacarpal bone and 1st phalanges), right hand fingers extended, thumb line along side and in plane of thumb.
Hand breadth at metacarpal (cm)-[25] Maximum breadth across the distant ends of the metacarpal bones (where fingers join palm) of index and little fingers, right hand held straight and stiff, fingers together.
It commences from dorsum of foot, passes in front of medial malleolus straight up to posteromedial aspect of the knee joint, one hand breadth posterior to patella and then up to the fossa ovalis or saphenous opening (4 cm below and lateral to pubic tubercle) where it enters the femoral vein.
Rastogi et al (4) observed that hand length gives better result in estimating stature than hand breadth.
APPARATUS: Height and Hand breadth right and left side were measured with anthropometer rod and sliding calipers.
The Height and Hand breadth (Right and Left) Measurements were 1773.
Ergonomic standards regarding hand breadths of males and females, and comfortable grip span, were used to calculate the dimensions of the various parts.