A bariatric scale is a high capacity weighing scale designed to accommodate larger patients. Typically, they feature a large platform and high weighing capacity. For medical use, bariatric scales must be Class III Approved. Marsden bariatric scales are available in capacities of upto 500kg and there are options for patients who can stand, can stand with support and those who are unable to stand.
The bariatric or hoist scale required depends on the patient’s needs. If they are able to stand, a floor scale may be suitable - Marsden bariatric scales with handrails provide extra patient support. If they need to be seated when weighing, take a look at the chair scale and wheelchair scale options. If they are bedbound, a hoist scale may be more appropriate. You can find out more about how to weigh a patient who can’t stand here.
With high capacities - up to 500kg - Marsden bariatric scales can cater for seated patients or wheelchair users. The Marsden M-650 range can accommodate almost every size of wheelchair.