Patient Scales Market Size, Share Global Analysis Report, 2023-2032
Patient Scales Market Size, Share Global Analysis Report, 2023-2032

Patient Scales Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Mechanical, Electronic); By Product; By End-use; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Published Date:Jun-2023
  • Pages: 119
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM3340
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Historical Data: 2019-2021

Report Outlook

The global patient scales market was valued at USD 544.20 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% during the forecast period. Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and the growing elderly population has led to a rise in the demand for medical devices, including patient scales. Advancements in technology have resulted in the development of patient scales that are more accurate, user-friendly, and efficient. This has increased their adoption in healthcare settings. Patient safety has become a top priority in healthcare, and patient scales play a crucial role in ensuring accurate medication dosing, monitoring fluid balance, and preventing falls.

The research report offers a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the patient scales market to enable effective decision-making. It covers the key trends and growth opportunities anticipated to have a favorable impact on the market. Besides, the study covers segment and regional revenue forecasts for market assessment. 

Patient Scales Market Size

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Patient scales are devices used in healthcare settings to measure a patient's weight. These scales are a vital means of maintaining record of patient health and medication dosages as they are designed to be precise, dependable, and simple to use. A variety of patient scales, including digital scales, mechanical scales, wheelchair scales, bed scales, and pediatric scales, are available in the market. Mechanical scales use a spring or lever system to detect weight, whereas digital scales use electronic sensors. Patients who are unable to stand can be weighed on wheelchair scales, while those who are difficult to move can be weighed on bed scales. Infants and young children can be weighed on pediatric scales.

Patient scales are available as separate devices or integrated into other medical equipment’s like hospital beds and exam tables. Other features on some scales may also include body mass index (BMI) calculators, patient data storage abilities, and connectivity capabilities for data transfer to electronic medical records (EMRs).  For example, Seca, a German-based company that specializes in medical scales and measurement systems. Their scales come with advanced features like BMI calculators, patient data storage, and connectivity capabilities for easy integration with EMRs.

Patient scales are utilized in a wide range of medical facilities, such as clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, and at-home care. They are a crucial tool for healthcare professionals to record patients' weight fluctuations because they can serve as a gauge of their overall health and advise treatment options. Patient scales have been crucial in the care of COVID-19 patients. Since COVID-19 mainly a respiratory illness, patients may have considerable weight loss as a result of loss of appetite and increased energy expenditure. Proper weight monitoring is essential for COVID-19 patients to maintain sufficient nutrition and hydration. Furthermore, patient scales are useful in monitoring the weight of patients in quarantine or isolation to ensure that they are not undergoing considerable weight loss or gain, which could suggest other health problems.

Because of their ability to offer precise weight measures without requiring direct physical contact with the patient, digital patient scales have increased in use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain digital patient scales also have remote monitoring abilities, allowing healthcare providers to remotely monitor patients' weight and minimize the risk of virus transmission. Overall, patient scales have been critical in the care of COVID-19 patients and will continue to be a vital tool for evaluating patient health throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Rise in obesity cases to 1 billion (according to WHO 2022) , the increase in people's awareness of their health status, the shift towards a healthy lifestyle, the rise in the introduction of cutting-edge patient scales, and the rise in chronic disease cases are additional factors driving the patient scales market growth during the forecast period. Yet, throughout the pandemic, there were scarcity of raw materials and finished goods as a result of disruptions in global supply channels.

Patient Scales Market Size, Share 2023

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
According to the latest recent IDF data, 537 million people - approximately 10% of all people aged 20-79 in the world are with diabetes as of 2021. This number is expected to grow to 643 million by 2030 and 783 million by 2045. Chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are becoming more prevalent, and these often demand for regular monitoring of weight and other vital factors. As a result, there is now greater demand for reliable patient scales that can measure and record these parameters accurately.

Many countries are rapidly expanding and modernizing their healthcare systems, which is increasing the demand for medical aid like patient scales. To support these operations, there is a growing need for precise and dependable patient scales as healthcare facilities are modernized and expanded. Furthermore, there is a growing demand for portable, user-friendly patient scales that can be used at home by patients or their careers as home healthcare services have become more popular.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on Type, End-use, Product, and region.

By Type

By End-use

By Product

By Region

  • Mechanical
  • Electronic
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Medical Centers
  • Others


  • Floor Scales
  • Body Fat Scales
  • Physician Scales
  • Pediatric Scales
  • Chair Scales
  • Under Bed Scales
  • Bariatric Scales
  • Others
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Electronic scales segment is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period

In 2022, the electronic scale segment is projected to register the fastest growth rate over the study period. This is primarily due to their greater accuracy than the mechanical scales. Mechanical patient scales require manual reading and may be susceptible to human mistakes, whereas electronic patient scales are easier to operate and interpret. The addition of features like Bluetooth connectivity or the ability to save patient data potentially boosts the appeal of electronic patient scales to healthcare providers.

Floor Scales segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022

One of the most common types of patient scales used in healthcare facilities is the floor scale, it holds a large market share in the market. Floor scales are usually very precise and can provide accurate weight measures for patients of all sizes including those who are overweight or obese. They regularly support patients weighing up to 1,000 pounds or more and have high weight capacities. This accuracy is essential for accurate diagnosis and the design of effective treatment strategies.  

All through the forecast period, the pediatric scales segment is anticipated to grow steadily. This growth is being bolstered by several factors. There seems to be a growing need for pediatric healthcare services, including the use of pediatric scales, as the number of children in the population rises. This is expected to drive demand for pediatric scales in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. Technology advances have resulted in the emergence of pediatric scales that are more precise and efficient, easier to use, and provide more accurate weight measurements of Children.

Hospital segment is expected to witness significant growth in the market during the projected timeframe

Hospitals are the largest end-users of patient scales due to the increasing number of patient admissions, particularly for chronic diseases and critical care. Hospitals are increasingly adopting digital patient scales due to the greater accuracy and ease of use compared to mechanical scales, which is expected to further drive growth in the hospital segment of the market.  The clinics segment is accounted to hold the largest share in the market, followed by the home care settings segment. Because clinics are the significant end-users of patient scales, particularly in developing countries where clinics may be the primary point of access to healthcare services for many patients.

The demand in North America is expected to witness significant growth during the forthcoming years

In 2022, North America garnered the largest share. Region’s growth is primarily due to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and the rising geriatric population and the market is highly competitive, with several key players operating in the industry globally. For example, Detecto, a US-based leading manufacturer of medical scales, including wheelchair scales, bariatric scales, and pediatric scales, as well as scales for general use in healthcare facilities.

Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing in the global market over the forecast period. The region’s growth is attributed to factors such as rising healthcare expenditures, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and a growing geriatric population in countries such as China and India. Increasing awareness about the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases is driving the demand for patient scales in the region.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include A&D Medical, Befour Inc. Detecto Scale, Fairbanks Scales, Health O Meter, Marsden Weighing, OMRON Healthcare, Seca GmbH, Tanita Corporation, and Welch Allyn.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2022, DETECTO launched portable, high-capacity digital stretcher scales which might be used in emergency rooms to accurately weigh patients.
  • In October 2022, the manufacturer of Health o meter Professional Scales, Pelstar, & Ceiba Healthcare has announced a strategic partnership to offer customers access to true cutting-edge EMR integration tools for their patient weight data.

Patient Scales Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 567.52 million

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 968.11 million


6.11% from 2023-2032

Base year


Historical data

2018 – 2020

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Type, By Product, By End-use, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key Companies

A&D Medical, Befour Inc. Detecto Scale Company, Fairbanks Scales Inc., Health O Meter Professional Scales, Marsden Weighing Group, OMRON Healthcare, seca GmbH & Co. KG, Tanita Corporation and Welch Allyn..


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The patient scales market report covering key segments are type, end-use, Product, and region.

Patient Scales Market Size Worth $968.11 Billion by 2032.

The global patient scales market expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11% during the forecast period.

North America is leading the global market.

key driving factors in patient scales market are growing need for precise and dependable patient scales.