Estimating Height and Weight from Size of Footprints

    Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 10

    Robbins, LM
    Associate professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, MC

    (Received 7 February 1985; accepted 29 March 1985)


    In the mid 1800s, Topinard proposed a simple formula for estimating a person's height: maximum foot length divided by 0.15 reveals the stature of most individuals. In addition to corroborating Topinard's findings, the author has developed formulas to serve as predictive models for estimating both height and weight when only a subject's footprint dimensions are known. The formulas are presented with a discussion of the data from which they are derived.

    Paper ID: JFS11868J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11868J

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    Title Estimating Height and Weight from Size of Footprints
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    Committee E30