Accurate height measurement is essential for growth evaluation and BMI (body mass index) calculations, which are widely used in health assessments and diagnoses. A small error in height measurement can lead to significant errors in the calculation of BMI, which could result in a misclassification of an individual’s health assessment.
The Heightronic Stadiometer was one of the first to use a digital display for measuring the height of individuals. The Heightronic Stadiometer changed the way people measure height by providing a more accurate method of measurement.
Digital stadiometers are considered the most accurate devices for height measurement. They are more precise than manual tools because they take some of the guesswork out of the height reading. Some digital stadiometers can export the reading directly into a computer for Patient Records.
This is separated into four types of digital stadiometers available on the market, including ultrasound, sonar, wall-mounted and portable digital stadiometers.
Types of Digital Stadiometers
Sonar Digital Stadiometers
Sonar Stadiometers use low-frequency sound waves to calculate the patients height
Ultrasonic Digital Stadiometers
Ultrasonic stadiometer use high-frequency sound waves to calculate the patients height.
Wall-Mounted Digital Stadiometers
Wall Mounted Digital Stadiomerters provide quick and straightforward measurement with more accuracy.
Portable Digital Stadiometers
Portable digital stadiometers are easy to transport and ideal for settings where space may be limited.
Digital stadiometers are considered more accurate for height measuring than analog devices, choosing the right type of digital stadiometer will depend on the specific needs and the level of accuracy required.