Scales used in the medical field vary in purpose and function. From scales used in a veterinary practice to weigh the smallest of patients, to scales used in hospitals for those with differing levels of mobility; meaning you can cater to those who are able to stand independently and those who require being weighed in a hospital bed.
If it’s a veterinarian setting you are purchasing for, we have scales for smaller animals, but we also provide weighing options for the largest of pets such as the biggest breeds of dogs; and we have scales that go up to 250kg. For a medical practice or hospital, we have a wide range of options that may suit your needs. At Gravitation, we have multiple options we can offer for weighing babies and toddlers. Featuring a lightweight design and multifunctional design, the tray can be removed and used as a floor scale that young children can utilise.
What are medical scales?
When it comes to being weighed in a medical setting, you will be asked to step up on a set of scales. Medical scales are professional grade devices that are utilised to determine a person’s weight, which can be used along with other data points such as Body Mass Index. Many scales also have a height rod that is attached to the scales so a patient can be measured with ease.
What kind of scales do doctors use?
Doctors' scales vary from practice to practice. Some doctors may adopt a type of scale called a “balance beam scale” which comprises sliding weights that measures one's body mass. More commonly, doctors use floor scales. These scalesare a flat surface which the patient will typically step onto and the weight will be displayed; either on a digital or an analog display.
Are medical scales more accurate?
Medical scales are typically more accurate than scales that you may stashed away in your bathroom at home. At Gravitation, our scales are accurate to 50g accuracy, which makes them suitable for hospital use. Because conventional scales are not required to be medical grade in terms of accuracy, inconsistencies are more likely to occur with your scales that you may have at home, and these cannot be used in a medical or veterinary setting.