health care instruments

Bathroom Scales

As people are becoming weight conscious day by day, scales have become an addition to the bathrooms. Bathroom scales that are more accurate are preferred by the health conscious people all over the world. As the markets are flooded with more varieties of bathroom scales, it has become increasingly difficult to choose one. It is believed that the weight of a person varies at different times of the day. To get a consistent reading of your body weight, measuring it early morning is suggested.

A mechanical dial scale is usually used in homes. It uses levers connected to a plate with a spring. When the weight is placed over the plate, the spring stretches and the pointer moves showing the corresponding weight.

Nowadays digital scales are becoming more prominent. Digital scales uses load cell technology that translates the weight into an electrical voltage. The results are shown on an LED or LCD display. Most of the digital bathroom scales are battery operated while some others need to be plugged in. The variations in digital bathroom scale models include a calculator to measure the Body Mass Index or the B M I and in some advanced types to measure the body fat percentage.

Of the different types of bathroom scales available, a digital bathroom scale is considered most accurate and is used widely for taking readings at home. Digital bathroom scales with large LCD monitor makes reading the numbers easier without using reading glasses. Choose a particular day of a week to weigh yourself.

Normally weight is taken after a person wakes up in the morning and after emptying urinary bladder and bowels. The human system should be free of food or water. This is the perfect time to measure your body weight more accurately. A good digital scale shows the same weight at any time of the day. Another yardstick of selecting a good digital scale is that when some object is put on it and weighed it should automatically reset to zero. However it is better to calibrate the digital scale before using it.

Some modern digital scales come with a sleek glass platform with at least four individual sensors which are located at each corner of the scale to provide atmost accuracy while reading. Most of the other scales uses only one load sensor with a mechanical leveler. Some other types of digital bathroom scales are solar digital scales and portable digital scales and scales with oversized platforms.

As digital bathroom scales are manufactured by a lot of companies, the prices have become very affordable and user friendly. Bathroom scales can also be used outside the homes. They are mainly used in gyms and clinics. Personalized digital bathroom scales give a more accurate weight measurement. Many of these scales work on a spring system. If more than one person uses the same the same scale, the springs will get more wear and tear everytime persons with different weights step on it and this will lead to change in accuracy. Now companies are marketing bathroom scales which are more sleek and stylish, so you can use it as a part of your bathroom d├ęcor.