Medical scales: weight as a health factor

Unrivalled precision and long-term reliability: these are the main requirements for medical scales. The term "medical scales" might be a bit misleading, as we are not talking here about scales for the weighing of medical products or preparations. Medical scales are actually used to weigh patients, from small to large, fit to infirm. That is why BOSCHE offers a wide range of medical scales that make work for carers and other medical professionals easier. A special type of medical scales are organ scales that are primarily used in pathology labs. Medical scales also include force meters used to measure the strength of a person, for example in her hands, and animal scales. Read more...

Unrivalled precision and long-term reliability: these are the main requirements for medical scales. The term "medical scales" might be a bit misleading, as we are not talking here about scales... read more »
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Medical scales: weight as a health factor

Unrivalled precision and long-term reliability: these are the main requirements for medical scales. The term "medical scales" might be a bit misleading, as we are not talking here about scales for the weighing of medical products or preparations. Medical scales are actually used to weigh patients, from small to large, fit to infirm. That is why BOSCHE offers a wide range of medical scales that make work for carers and other medical professionals easier. A special type of medical scales are organ scales that are primarily used in pathology labs. Medical scales also include force meters used to measure the strength of a person, for example in her hands, and animal scales. Read more...

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Waage zum Wiegen von Windeln Nappy scales
WST
Capacity 5 kg | 1 g increments
Stainless steel platform 200 x 176 mm
€115.00
M
Column scale SMS Column scale
SMS
Exclusive column scale
with BMI function
€700.00
Kraftmessung für zur Bestimmung von Muskelfunktionen Hand strength measuring
instrument KFK-M
Force measurement to determine
muscle functions
€300.00
Dynamometer - Handkraftmessgerät reha Hand grip dynamometer
K-MAP
Dynamometer
Hand force measuring
€215.00
M
Säulenwaage mit BMI-Funktion Eichfähig mit Medizinzulassung Stand scale
K-MPE
Legal for trade column scaley
with BMI function
€375.00
M
 Babywaage Eichfähig mit Medizinzulassung  Baby scale
K-MBC
Elegant Baby scale
Verifiable with medical approval
€255.00
Digitaler Dynamometer KFK Hand strength measuring
instrument KFK-M
Muscle strength determination
Force measurement to determine muscle functions
€250.00
Klappbare Kleintierwaage für das Wiegen von Kleintieren Small Animal scale
SP 8320
For weighing small animals
Capacity: 15 kg | Readability 10 g
€135.00
M
Lifterwaage geeicht mit  Medizinzulassung Lifter scale
MLS
Lifter scale
handy and user-friendly
€990.00
M
Exklusive Krankenstuhlwaage bis 300 kg Chair scale
SMW
Exclusive chair scale
up to 300 kg
€999.00
M
Professionelle Stuhlwaage  Eichfähig mit Medizinzulassung Chair scale
K-MCC
Legal for trade with
Medical approval
€710.00
M
Stabile Stehhilfewaage mit Haltestützen Handrail scale
K-MTS
Stable handrail scale
€1,109.00
M
Große Rollstuhlwaage Eichfähig mit Medizinzulassung Wheelchair platform scale
K-MWS
Large wheelchair scale with
low profile for easy drive-through
€1,150.00
Flachwaage mit BMI-Funktion Personal floor scale
K-MPB
Personal floor scale with BMI function
Platform size: 315 x 300 x 60 mm
€175.00
M
Personenwaage Flachwaage mit BMI-Funktion geeicht Personal floor scale
K-MPS
Verified personal floor scale
with BMI function
€345.00
Design-Körperfettwaage für Gesundheitsbewusste Body fat scale
K-MFB
Design body fat scales
for health-conscious
€77.00
M
Bettenwaage für das Wiegen von Krankenbetten Bed scale
SP 7711
Weighing of beds
Latest Bluetooth technology
€4,690.00
Hebammenwaage - Babywaage Baby scale
SP 8320
Foldable midwives scale
with integrated carrying handle
€135.00
Preisgünstige Babywaage Baby scale
SP 8310
Cheap baby scale for an optimal start in life
€65.00
M
Robustete Waage für übergewichtige Patienten bis 300 kg Obesity scale
K-MXS
Affordable obesity scale
for overweight patients up to 300 kg
€935.00
M
Adipositaswaage geeicht mit Medizinzulassung Obesity scale
K-MPT
capacity up to 300 kg
Legal for trade with medical approval
€575.00
M
Lifter scale SLS Lifter scale
SLS
Verifiable lifter scale
integrable in patient lift
€625.00

From neonatal stations to nursing homes

Medical scales include baby scales and traditional person scales with analogue or digital display. More modern devices are body fat scales and scales with a built-in BMI function that are not only used by people who want to stay healthy but also in medical clinics. Many different types of medical scales for stationary use are found in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation clinics. In many cases, the patients have no or very limited mobility, so that they need to be weighed together with the bed or the wheelchair.

Medical scales need to be verified by law

Only scales that have been officially verified in class III (industrial scales) may be used in medical facilities. Medical scales designed for stationary use (in particular bed and floor scales) must normally be re-verified every four years. Standard person scales in GP practices do not require reverification (with the exception of baby scales that need to be re-verified every two years). Person scales in private homes or scales rented from pharmacies (e.g. baby scales) do not require verification. This also applies to lifter scales that are sometimes bought by people who care for family members in their own home. The requirement of verification for medical scales arises from the EU Directive 93/42 EEC governing medical devices. The directive also stipulates that medical scales need to be verified prior to delivery by the manufacturer.

 

Health insurance companies only pay for verified devices

For medical scales, verification is not only required for accuracy in connection with diagnoses and treatment, it is also demanded by health insurers who never cover unverified medical equipment. In Germany, verified person scales come under the regulations of the social welfare act and are therefore generally classified and covered by health insurance companies as medical devices. Medical scales are available for a wide range of special applications and with an equally broad variety of features – for battery or mains power operation, with data interfaces (USB/RS232), built-in printer, intermediate tare function for weight measuring during treatments (e.g. dialysis), etc. Especially the larger scales, such as modern bed scales, are complex technical devices that support computer-assisted data evaluation and documentation.

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Klappbare Kleintierwaage für das Wiegen von Kleintieren Small Animal scale
SP 8320
For weighing small animals
Capacity: 15 kg | Readability 10 g
ab €135.00
M
Säulenwaage mit BMI-Funktion Eichfähig mit Medizinzulassung Stand scale
K-MPE
Legal for trade column scaley
with BMI function
ab €375.00 €415.00 *
Design-Körperfettwaage für Gesundheitsbewusste Body fat scale
K-MFB
Design body fat scales
for health-conscious
€77.00 €85.00 *
Flachwaage mit BMI-Funktion Personal floor scale
K-MPB
Personal floor scale with BMI function
Platform size: 315 x 300 x 60 mm
ab €175.00
M
Stabile Stehhilfewaage mit Haltestützen Handrail scale
K-MTS
Stable handrail scale
ab €1,109.00
Digitaler Dynamometer KFK Hand strength measuring
instrument KFK-M
Muscle strength determination
Force measurement to determine muscle functions
€250.00
M
Adipositaswaage geeicht mit Medizinzulassung Obesity scale
K-MPT
capacity up to 300 kg
Legal for trade with medical approval
ab €575.00 €640.00 *
M
Robustete Waage für übergewichtige Patienten bis 300 kg Obesity scale
K-MXS
Affordable obesity scale
for overweight patients up to 300 kg
ab €935.00
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