Mignano and Konz reported an equation for the surface area of the hand. The authors are from Kansas State University.

Method of measuring surface area: photometric, with hand in a dyed latex glove


Lines of the hand with the fingers extended:

(1) horizontal along the proximal edge of the hand

(2) perpendicular to line 1 to the tip of the middle finger

(3) perpendicular to line 2 through the distal base of the thumb



(1) hand length in cm (from wrist circumference to the tip middle finger along line 2)


hand surface area in square cm =

= (26.5 * (hand length in cm)) - 88.47

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