Rise in Obesity & Need for Interventions for Weight Management Drive Demand for Patient Scales, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Patient Scales. Global market for Patient Scales is projected to reach US$65 million by 2020, driven by increasing prevalence of obesity worldwide, growing demand for weight-loss interventions, and shifting preference towards digital scales.

Patient Scales: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – Continuous weight monitoring of patients is fast gaining importance against a backdrop of rising obesity rates and increased focus on lifestyle weight management. Patient scales enable monitoring of body weight, fat mass and total body water. These scales represent indispensable measurement and evaluation tools especially for patients with life-threatening conditions such as heart diseases where weight monitoring is the key to successful disease management. As a result, having up-to-date, effective and well calibrated medical scales is becoming mandatory in hospitals and physician offices. These establishments require a wide variety of scales, depending upon unique needs of patients being served. Manufacturers are therefore focusing on developing innovative products with multi-functional features such as body fat analysis, and lifting assistance for immobile patients, among others.

The market, over the years, has witnessed technology evolve from the simple analog, sliding bar scales of yesteryears to modern, electronic and digital patient scales. Digital technologies have nurtured product innovations in designs and performance, such as in-bed scales which allow for secure and comfortable weighing of bed-ridden and non-ambulatory patients. Particularly, digital technology has become indispensable in applications such as intensive care units and dialysis. Technological advancements have helped the emergence of wide ranging specialty patient scales including floor scales, chair scales, under bed scales and infant scales. Although mechanical scales continue to be used in medical establishments and by medical practitioners, demand is steadily shifting to digital scales. Precision of the weighing equipment remains a key factor for scales. The criticality of accuracy and reliability of scales in the medical industry has led to the emergence of standards for weight scales in the area of medicine.

As stated by the new market research report on Patient Scales, the United States represents the single largest market worldwide supported by the large base of aging baby boomers, rise in adult and childhood obesity to epidemic levels and a parallel increase in cardiovascular diseases. Asia-Pacific is forecast to emerge as the fastest growing market led by healthy economic growth, corresponding increase in living standards, westernization of lifestyles and increase in lifestyle induced metabolic disorders with the primary being weight gain. The region is projected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 5.9% over the analysis period. While floor scales dominate the global market, under bed scales is forecast to spearhead future growth during the analysis period.

Major players covered in the report include Algen Scale Corp., Detecto Scale Company, Natus Medical Incorporated, Scale-Tronix, seca GmbH & Co. Kg., Tanita Corporation and Wedderburn among others.

The research report titled "Patient Scales: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections for geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India and Rest of Asia –Pacific), Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America) and Rest of World. The report also analyzes the global and regional markets for Patient Scales by products segments such as Floor Scales, Infant & Baby Scales, Chair Scales and Under Bed Scales.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Patient_Scales_Market_Report.asp

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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