Measure your height, arm span, foot and toe length. Weigh yourself. Check the force of your landing after a jump. Count the frequency of contractions of your heart. Determine the speed of response to different stimuli. Check your hearing, eyesight and physical vigour. At the Measuring Man exhibition, you will get to know your body like never before. There are 40 engaging exhibits to help you with this.
See your pulse
Learn how and where the pulse is measured. No special equipment is required!
Your heart beat
Take a look at the special mirror, which will allow you to see your own beating heart.
Your heart muscle at work – ECG
Get to know your heart rhythm and see what the ECG test is all about.
The power of your heart
During one contraction, the heart pumps about 70 millilitres of blood. Replace it and try doing a similar job for one minute.
Find out how much air your lungs can hold.
Shout as loudly as you can. See how your speech apparatus works.
Just move your fingers for a moment to learn about the work of the muscles.
Try to jump as softly as a cat. Check how much force you land with after a jump.
I know where you’ll land
Jump as far as possible. Can the computer predict where you’ll stop?
A shaking hand does not always mean nervousness. See for yourself!
The Vitruvian Man is a classic model of the proportions of the human body, immortalised in the famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. You have a chance to compare yourself with him.
Age – height
Measure your height and mark the result on the board. Help us to create a growth chart of all Copernicus guests.
How do you see yourself?
Are you able to judge when you’re looking at your true reflection? With a distorting mirror, it’s not that easy!
Image, sound, or perhaps touch? To which stimulus do you react the fastest?
Test your reaction speed.
Catch it quick
Catch it! Test your reflexes.
Are you short-sighted?
Learn about an unusual method of testing eyesight.
Sensitivity to touch
Face the blades and test your sensitivity to touch.
Colder – warmer
Thermal perception is our ability to sense temperature. How subjective is it?
How much does it weigh?
Test your ability to “eyeball” weight.
“Weight” different objects in your own hands and check if you can correctly guess their weight.
How long is a minute?
Try to estimate when a minute has passed. Can you do it as well while doing other things at the same time?
Estimating time of arrival
Do you think you have a good memory? Try to remember the speed.
Where does your gaze go when you look a painting? See for yourself with eye-tracking technology.
How long is one metre?
From here to there! Mark “your” metre and compare it with the correct length.
Body to measure
Six exhibits that give you the opportunity to compare your own dimensions with old units of measure. Determine your inch, foot, step, elbow.
How do you walk? On our treadmill you can analyse the movement of both legs separately.
Find out how hard you can squeeze. At the same time, you’ll examine the work of your muscles.
The ability of accommodation allows us to observe both close and distant objects. Find the shortest distance at which you can place an item and still see it well.
Where is the sound coming from? Try to pinpoint it.
Try to read the letters on the banknotes, first with one eye and then with the other.
Take a look at yourself in thermovision.
How long can you hang from the bar?
Stretched out like the intestine
You pull and pull and there’s no end in sight! This length will make an impression.
Have you ever checked how high you can jump? Now you have the chance.
Test the flexibility of your body.
Test your hearing.
Burn what you ate
It’s time to exercise a little. Find out how much effort it takes to ‘burn’ one doughnut.
Play a simple game and test your reflexes.
How far can you see?