GVR Report cover Patient Scales Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Patient Scales Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Mechanical, Electronic), By Product (Floor Scales, Body Fat Scales, Physician Scales), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-040-5
  • Number of Pages: 105
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global patient scales market size was valued at USD 594.63 million in 2022 and is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% from 2023 to 2030. The growth of the market can be attributed to the factors such as increasing demand for effective portable weighing devices, increasing development in healthcare infrastructure, and introduction of advanced healthcare technologies.

 U.S. patient scales market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the patient scale market growth. With the increasing cases of COVID-19 cases, hospitals, and healthcare facilities have experienced a high volume of patients. This led to an increased demand for patient scales, as healthcare providers need to accurately monitor patients’ weight to determine medication dosages and fluid balance. However, during the pandemic global supply chains were disrupted, leading to shortages of raw materials, and finished goods.

Furthermore, increasing cases of obesity globally have created a significant demand for patient-scale instruments. Healthcare providers now could keep the track of patients’ body mass index and weight by using a remote patient monitoring (RPM) weight scale. In November 2021, DrKumo announced the launch of DrKumo CyberHealth Intelligent Center Hub, which would revolutionize remote patient monitoring-Home Telehealth.

Companies are mainly focusing on the introduction of portable and compact products. Advanced technologies are been integrated to achieve proper and accurate precision. For instance, in November 2022, DETECTO offers portable high-capacity digital stretcher scales which could be used for the precision weighing of patients in emergency rooms. In addition, in October 2022, Ceiba Healthcare entered into a partnership agreement with Pelstar LLC to allow customers to have access to EMR integration technologies for their patient weight data.

Type Insights

The electronic segment dominated the market in 2022, as it offers more accurate results as compared to mechanical patient scales. It is an essential tool in medical settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices, where it is necessary to monitor a patient's weight as a part of their overall healthcare management. Electronic patient scales typically have digital displays that show the weight reading in either pounds or kilograms. They are easy to use and often come equipped with features such as memory storage, which allows medical professionals to track changes in a patient's weight over time.

Mechanical patient scales are projected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period. Physicians usually require mechanical scales to offer important information for treating patients. Medical mechanical scales are properly designed machines that are used to obtain weight data. These scales are easy to use and read and the healthcare personnel could direct patients onto patients’ beam scale for accurate and quick measurement.

Product Insights

Floor scales captured the highest market share of 20.93% in 2022. Floor scales are easy and convenient to use the instrument, which offers accurate and fast results, and are ideal for several clinical settings. These are highly suitable weighing designs used by medical professionals globally. Moreover, the introduction of advanced technology, such as the integration of Bluetooth connectivity has helped to transfer patients' data from the scale to a central patient database, through tablet, mobile, or PC. These factors have further advanced telehealth services.

Pediatric scales are projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. Advancements in pediatric scales have significantly improved the accuracy and precision of measuring a child's weight and other vital signs. With the introduction of the latest technology, pediatric scales can now measure a baby's weight to within a few grams or ounces, making it easier for doctors and nurses to track a child's growth and development accurately.

End-use Insights

The hospitals segment captured the highest market share in 2022 owing to the increasing number of hospitalization globally. Accurate and precise weight monitoring is an important factor in the healthcare field, majorly in hospitals for effective and safe patient care. The patient’s weight is important in the areas of fluid balance, medication prescription, and nutrition assessment. Moreover, the development of mobile scales has made it possible to transport these scales easily to different locations within hospitals or different healthcare infrastructure.

 Global patient scales market share, by end-use, 2022 (%)

The clinics segment is projected to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period. Clinics use patient scales as a crucial tool to monitor and manage patient health. It plays a critical role in weight management programs, where clinicians work with patients to establish healthy lifestyle habits and monitor progress toward weight loss goals. Moreover, clinics can use patient scales as part of a comprehensive patient-centered care approach, providing patients with accurate and timely health information to improve health outcomes

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2022 with a revenue share of 37.41%. the growth in the region is attributed to the factors such as increasing obesity among the population coupled with the development of advanced patient scales. In the U.S. approximately 6 million people have heart failures, costing the country an estimated USD 30.7 billion annually and causing 1.2 million hospitalizations every year. More than 90% of hospitalization is due to hemodynamic changes which result in fluid accumulation. Thus weight monitoring is the noninvasive standard of care to detect fluid changes in patients with heart failure.

Patient Scales Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Asia Pacific is projected to witness the fastest growth rate in the coming years. The market is driven due to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, along with the growing geriatric population. The market is also benefiting from the rising adoption of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring technologies, which require accurate weight measurements to monitor patients' health remotely.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key market players are entering into strategic collaborations and partnerships to expand their existing product portfolio. For instance, in November 2022, Bodyport announced receiving U.S. FDA authorization for its body port cardiac scale, a noninvasive biomarker platform. This innovation would assist people with fluid management conditions such as kidney disease or heart failure. Some of the companies in the global patient scales market are:

  • Health O Meter/ Pelstar, LLC

  • Algen Scale Corp.

  • Detecto Scale Company

  • Hillrom (Welch Allyn Inc)

  • Natus Medical Inc.

  • Tanita

  • Seca GmbH and Co.Kg

  • Wedderburn Scales

  • SR Instruments, Inc.

  • Doran Scales Inc

Patient Scales Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 634.58 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 965.77 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.2% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Type, product, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark, Sweden, Norway, China; Japan; India; Australia; Thailand; South Korea, Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Health O Meter/ Pelstar LLC; Algen Scale Corp.; Detecto Scale Company; Hillrom (Welch Allyn Inc)

Natus Medical Inc.; Tanita; Seca GmbH and Co.Kg; Wedderburn Scales; SR Instruments; Inc.; Doran Scales Inc

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Global Patient Scales Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis on the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the patient scales market report based on type, product, end-use, and region:

Global Patient Scales Market Report Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Mechanical

    • Electronic

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Floor Scales

    • Body Fat Scales

    • Physician Scales

    • Pediatric Scales

    • Chair Scales

    • Under Bed Scales

    • Bariatric Scales

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals

    • Clinics

    • Medical Centers

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Denmark

      • Sweden

      • Norway

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Australia

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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