The global patient scales market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. The rising development in the healthcare sector and increasing demand for effective & portable weighing and measurement devices are some of the factors responsible for the market growth.
Patient scales are essential tools that provide proper medication dosing and treatment plans to patients. Patient scales are designed to make weight measurement safer, faster, and easier to ensure better patient outcomes. Doctors and medical professionals often need to keep track of patients’ weight loss or weight gain to provide accurate treatment to the patient. There are different types of patient scales available in the market to serve different purposes such as floor scales, body fat scales, sling scales, platform scales, etc.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the patient scales market due to the rising number of patient admissions in hospitals. The requirement for patient scales also increases due to a high number of patients needing accurate treatment from medical professionals.
In the type segment, the electronic patient scales are expected to lead the market over the forecast period as it is more accurate than mechanical patient scales and it uses an electronic sensor to determine body measurements. The North America region is expected to witness the largest market share and growth over the forecast period owing to the growing obesity among the population of the region and the development of advanced patient scales are the factors responsible for the market growth in the region.
The competitive nature and introduction of innovative technology by the market players is the factor responsible for the market growth. Key global market players include Health O Meter, Algen Scale Corp., Detecto Scale Company, Scale-Tronix, Natus Medical Inc., Tanita, Seca GmbH and Co.Kg, Wedderburn, Welch Allyn Inc., and Pelstar LLC.
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