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Arm span


Arm span or reach is the physical measurement of the length from one end of an individual's arms to the other when raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height at a one-hundred eighty degree angle. The average reach correlates to the person's height. Age and sex have to be taken into account to best predict height from arm span.

  • also known as Reach

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Google previewHandbook of Anthropometry (2012)

Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease by Victor R. Preedy

Arm span is a valid measure of height in young and middle-aged adults. Arm span measurements can be used in estimation of youth height ...

Google previewEarly Onset Scoliosis (2015)

A Comprehensive Guide from the Oxford Meetings by Colin Nnadi

The arm span is an indirect measurement to evaluate standing.

Google previewThe Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (1992)

by James H. Stramler, Jr.

Comment: measured with the rear of both the individual's shoulders against the wall, and with both hands and arms extended forward parallel to the floor for symmetry arm span see span arm work that physical work which uses the arm(s), ...

Google previewSharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia (2016)

by DK

COMMON STARFISH rubens PREDATOR POWER Asterias SIZE: Arm span of up to 12 in (30 cm) DISTRIBUTION: Coastal waters of North Atlantic Ocean DIET: Mollusks and other slow, bottom-living invertebrates DATA FILE Starfish may look ...

Google previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

lie down, arm span takotoranga resting place, position, layout.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set (2005)

by Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice

Measurement of length or height for individuals with CP may require techniques and standards using arm span, lower leg length, or segmental measure- ments because of the difficulties encountered with joint contractures and/or scoliosis.

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