These scales are much more expensive than the scale an average person has, but are incredibly accurate and easy to use. They are commonly found in a doctor’s office, and feature a flat platform, a weight beam that can be read by the patient and the doctor, and sliding weights to help determine the weight of the patient.
It can be very difficult to accurately weigh infants and young toddlers, and since it’s not sanitary to lay them down on a scale to get an accurate measurement, buying a curved scale specially designed to carefully hold them is the best option. These are common in pediatrician offices, but can also be bought for home.
With recent new rules from airlines about the amount and weight of luggage that can be brought on a plane, more and more people are looking for fast and easy ways to weigh their luggage. Instead of trying to precariously balance it on their bathroom scales, using a dedicated luggage scale is the best way to do this.