Height measurement devices are the professional devices used to measure human height. These devices are available as height rods or stadiometers with mechanical and digital modalities. These are used for convenience and measurement accuracy by professionals for both adults and pediatrics. Height measurement devices are required for routine medical examinations in healthcare facilities and for tracking growth in various fitness centers. Some of the height measurement devices are standalone products while others are designed to be wall mounted. These devices are easy to transport and install at any place for flexible and rapid application. Height measurement rods are nowadays also attached with weighing scales facilitating weighing and height measurement in one step.
These devices need to be calibrated at the beginning and end of each examination day in order to reduce the error rate. Height measurement can be affected by posture, foot wear, feet and head positioning. Therefore, to ensure correct and uniform measurement of adult height, protocols are need to be followed as mentioned on individual device type.As height is one of the widely used pointer for assessment of nutritional status and delivers an index of linear skeletal growth, these devices are in great demand for professional grade height measurement with accuracy and convenience.
Rising awareness, growing number of healthcare facilities, increasing routine clinical examinations fuels the market growth for height measurement devices. Increasing use of these equipments in other facilities such as fitness centers, gym and weight reduction centers for regular BMI screening also promotes the market growth of these devices. Growing e-commerce sales channel for medical device sales also promotes the growth of height measurement devices sales. Factors such as equipment cost and availability of alternatives for height measurement may restrict the market growth. Most of the world population resides in less developed countries where acceptability ratio of these advanced devices is less which thus limits the global market size for height measurement devices.
Height Measurement Devices Market Segmentation By Product Type – Height Rod,Stadiometer; By Technology – Digital Height Measurement Devices,Mechanical Height Measurement Devices;By Age Group – Pediatric Height Measurement Devices,Adult Height Measurement Devices;By End User – Hospitals,Clinics,Others
A range of height measurement devices are available in the market differentiated on the basis of material used, design, price, weight, durability and ease of use. Product enhancements, network building, branding, increasing sales force, geographic expansion and new product launches are some of the strategies being adopted by companies in the height measurement devices market for remaining competitive in the market. Technological enhancements such as digital meters and wireless systems along with cost reduction may increase the product adaptability at various facilities. Sales of height measurement devices occurs via various distribution channels such as retail stores, online stores and supermarkets.
Geographically, North America is the leading market for Height Measurement Devices systems owing to the presence of many manufacturers and suppliers in the market as well as highly sophisticated healthcare infrastructure. This is followed by the Western European market as per the high adoption trend for advanced equipments at various healthcare facilities. Asia Pacific market is anticipated to be the highly potential market for height measurement devices due to the growing awareness, rising number of hospital visits for general checkups, increasing number of fitness centers and growing concerns for individual’s health. Latin America followed by Middle East and Africa represents the least market share and growth rate in the global Height Measurement Devices systems.
Some of the players in the Height Measurement Devices market includes Befour, Inc., Sunbeam Products, Inc., Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Seca gmbh & co. kg. , Detecto Scale Company, Hopkins medical, Doran Scales, Inc., Kay & Company, Perspective Enterprises, Henry Schein, Inc., Wedderburn and others.
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