Find and buy scales from verified suppliers on MedicalSearch. A scale is used to measure a patient’s weight.
Factors to consider when buying a scale:
- Types based on technology – Choose the one best suited for the intended use
- Analog – Conventional scale with dial mode measurement, with a possible error of 0.5 kilograms.
- Digital – The most popular in healthcare settings. Features sensor technology for automatic on-off function.
- Bluetooth-enabled – The latest type of scales, with smart features for tracking weight measurements and sending it to the doctors via a mobile app.
- Weight capacity – Determine the correct capacity needed for the intended application. Get the heaviest amount to be weighed and add around 40% of extra capacity.
- Weight measurements options – Some models can be easily switched to different weight measurement units such as kilograms, pounds and stones.
- Readability – Refers to how the weight readings are displayed. A 0.001 pound readability means the scale display weight up to three places after the decimal point or 1/1000th of a pound.
- Calibration – Very important for analytical and precision balances. Calibration can either be manual, semi-manual or automatic.
- Connectivity – In some models, weight measurements can be printed or exported to a PC.
- Other features to consider – pan size, divisions, compliance with international standards, battery operation, BMI calculation function, EMR connectivity and optional mains power adaptor.
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