Rockledge, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2010
The US Patent Office has awarded a patent to RNK Products, Inc. for its high capacity (440 lbs) SC-2 "step-ON" telehealth weight scale. The patent covers an economical and reliable means to turn the battery operated SC-2 scale ON and automatically take a weight measurement just by stepping on the scale.
Other battery operated telehealth/telemedicine scales either take the “tap ON” approach (the patient must tap the scale to turn it ON then wait for it to initialize before stepping on it), or are much more expensive, or both. Having to tap the scale to turn it ON can be a problem for some patients because the scale could time out and goes back to sleep before the measurement is completed.
With this patent, the SC-2 telehealth scale has the preferred “step-ON” capability, but with a more favorable cost implementation than “tap-ON” scales.
The “step-ON” feature is provided on both the cabled SC-2 scale and the (Bluetooth) wireless SC-2/BT scale.
RNK Products, Inc. is a medical device manufacturer that markets under the trade name TeleHealth Technologies. In addition to providing telehealth scales, RNK Products is a leading provider of telephonic stethoscopes. RNK Products markets its products through telemedicine value added resellers.
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