Scales are an important diagnostic tool for caregivers and their patients. For example, scales are used to monitor the overall health and recovery of patients as well as helps caregivers choose the appropriate medication dosage or care plan. Since the accuracy of patient scales can drift overtime requiring occasional calibration., scheduled maintenance is needed to check the proper operation and the accuracy of scales built into hospital bed and stretchers.
Additionally, patients who suffer from vertigo or other symptoms are more susceptible to falls. To combat this problem, OEM have built-in bed exit systems that help to monitor patient movement. Defective or inaccurate scales can cause these systems to fail giving caregivers a false sense of security and increasing the chance of patient injury.