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Glossary

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Dampening

An optional menu setting used to decrease the sensitivity of the scale to movements of the patient during weighing to decrease oscillations in the weight value displayed.

Damping

Electronic reduction of oscillations in displayed values (e.g. as a result of patient movement) when determining measurement values.

Dialysis scale

Scale used in dialysis treatment to monitor patient weight while body fluids are transferred.

Directive on Non-Automatic Weighing Instruments 2014/31/EC

European Directive on non-automatic scales, which contains the obligatory and essential requirements for theharmonisedlegal and metrological handling of non-automatic scales. The directive is implemented as national law in the EEA and Switzerland.

Displaying component

Component of device that displays the measured result.

Division

All the divisions of a lined scale or all the numbers of a numeric scale.

Durability

Ability of a scale to maintain its performance characteristics over a period of use.