How To Read A Retractable Medical Tape Measure

by WinTape

Medical tape measure usually serves as body tape measure, wound measuring tape and infant head circumference tape measure. The retractable medical tape measure is the combination of the body measurement and infant head circumference. The tape housed in a high-impact plastic case with push-button retraction mechanism is made of fiberglass that is soft and wear-resistant.


The measurement of your body may reflect the health state of your body system. The normal range of neck: male < 38cm , female< 35 cm, waist: male<90cm, female<80cm, waist-hip ratio: male: 0.85-0.90, female:0.75-0.80. Abnormal body measurement may indicates high blood sugar, heart diseases,cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc. Generally speaking, circumference of neck should be equal to that of calf. Every 3cm increased in neck circumference, accordingly, high density cholesterol inside your body may average decline 0.12 mmol/L. The figure on women is 0.15 mmol/L. Oversized waist indicates exceeding visceral fat. It may cause diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke and other diseases.

A retractable medical tape measure is thus a practical tool to measure your body state. In some cases, the durable tape is graduated with inches on one side and centimeters on reverse side. So the tape is applicable to people from various countries. The push-button that controls the extension and retraction of the tape to secure precise measurement and minimal slippage.

How to use a medical tape measure:

1,Remove or raise clothing. Remove your shirt or raise to just below your chest. To get an accurate measurement, you need to remove any layers of clothing blocking your waist.

2,Find your waist. Use your fingers to find the top of your hips and the base of your rib cage. Your waist is the soft, fleshy section between these two bony parts. It will also be the narrowest part of your torso.

3,Take your measurement. Stand up straight and exhale slowly. Hold the end of the tape measure at your navel and bring it around your waist to the front. The measuring tape should be parallel to the floor and fit snugly around your torso without digging into your skin.

4,Read the tape. Look at the place on the tape where the zero end meets the other end of the tape measure. The location of this meeting point is your waist measurement.

5,Double-check your measurement. Repeat the measurement once more to ensure the accuracy of your original measurement. If it is different from the first time, measure for a third time and take the average of the three numbers.

Medical Tape Measure

Care Touch Measuring Tape Body FatKnowing your waist measurement is useful for various reasons including health assessments and fitting clothes. Taking your waist measurement is easy when done the right way. With only a soft measuring tape and some know-how, you'll be set with accurate measurements in no time.

• Retractable medical tape measure is made with PVC and fiberglass, fiberglass can make the tape more strong and soft. PVC tape with fiberglass provides superior measurement consistency.

• Water and stain resistant; easy-to-read markings.

• Customized service includes packing design