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IS 17582 :2021

Specification for Infantometer

This Indian Standard prescribes the Metrological, material and design requirements for the Infantometer. Infantomters are generally used for anthropometrical measurement of height of the infants till the age of 24 months. This instrument is helpful to check the growth of the baby which directs the doctor or the parents in going for diagnosing for any under nutrition.

This standard takes care of the safety of the baby whose height is being measured avoiding sharp edges as per the safety requirements of child articles and also water resistance requirement which helps in evading the viral/bacterial/fungal growth on the instrument. This standard also give a guidance to the users how to measure the height of the baby. It gives unambiguous requirements for the Plastics — Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) material used in construction of the instrument.

It is mainly helpful to the Govt Organisations/other organisations in procuring the instruments for public health Centres, Hospitals, for Anganwadi workers etc.

 

IS 17583 :2021

Specification for Stadiometer

This Indian standard specifies the construction, material, metrological and dimensional requirements for the Stadiometer which are Portable board for measuring height of human beings above the age of 24 months. This standard is designed for the Stadiometer used to measure height of the human beings in standing position.

It allows to use Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) plastic, Wood or Stainless steel as the body material for this instrument. The sharp edge test requirements and test for heavy duty is prescribed so that the instrument is safe to use. It also taken care about the weight so that the instrument is easily portable. Guidance to accurately measuring the length of a child/adult is also given as annexure to the standard which is informative.

It is mainly helpful to the Govt Organisations/other organisations in procuring the instruments for public health Centres, Hospitals, etc.

 


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