Obesity and its consequential illnesses are the fastest growing health problems in the world. Regular weight control is absolutely necessary for diagnosis and therapy – after all, even the smallest reductions in weight can considerably reduce the risk of consequential illnesses. To accommodate the special requirements when weighing obese patients, Seca has developed this special platform and bariatric scale. This scale meets the justified demands of doctors, nurses and, of course, the patients. It is also suitable for weighing normal-weight persons and, with the damping function, for weighing restless patients in everyday hectic medical life.