SECA 727 – EMR-validated baby scale with very precise graduation

Product Properties

  • Utmost accuracy: suitable for premature infants
  • Weighing tray made of heat-retaining plastic
  • Backlit, easy-to-read LCD display
  • Included rechargeable batteries allow mobile use without searching for a power outlet
  • Three-stage adjustable damping for fast weighing
  • EMR-validated: transmit measured data directly to any electronic medical record system or printer

Tailored to the needs of neonatology

Whether it’s caring for premature infants in the intensive care setting or managing the weight of mature newborns: With its outstanding precision, the seca 727 baby scale is always the first choice. In addition, the first-class features of the baby scale are clearly shown. The weighing tray is made of a heat-retaining plastic and the backlit display allows reading without room light where there are premature babies sensitive to light.

Scope of Delivery

  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Measuring tape
  • Power adapter

Technical Data

  • Net weight 15.7 lbs/7.1 kg
  • Product width 21.7 inch/551 mm
  • Product height 5.9 inch/151 mm
  • Product depth 12.6 inch/320 mm
  • Power supply Rechargeable batteries/Power adapter
  • Graduation 1 g < 6 kg > 2 g/0.1 oz
  • Capacity 20 kg/44 lbs
  • Tray width 21.3 inch/540 mm
  • Tray height 4.3 inch/110 mm
  • Tray depth 9.8 inch/250 mm

Functions and Properties

  • EMR-validated
  • Acoustic signals can be activated
  • Auto-HOLD
  • SEND / Auto-SEND
  • Automatic switch-off
  • Automatic weighing range switch-over
  • Adjustable damping
  • Backlighting
  • HOLD
  • Mobile use
  • TARE
  • lbs/kg switch-over
  • Integrated measuring tape

Too much baby fat is unhealthy

In many developed countries, every tenth newborn weighs more than 9 lbs 15 oz and suffers from fetal macrosomia. This is a medical condition when a new born baby has disproportionally large body parts or organs which could potentially injure the baby during birth or increase their risk of becoming obese or developing Type 2 diabetes in the future. Babies with overweight mothers or mothers with gestational diabetes are more likely to develop fetal macrosomia because they receive too much glucose and produce too much insulin which results in the development of fatty tissue.
The baby’s elevated insulin production causes a region of the brain responsible for feelings of fullness to not completely develop. Consequently, the individual’s will face frequent hunger pangs throughout their life which increase their risk of diabetes and obesity. It’s difficult to diagnose fetal macrosomia in the womb because conclusions about the fetal’s weight cannot be made from an ultrasound image. To receive a more reliable diagnosis besides regular weight measurements, the mother’s girth and symphysis fundal height are essential.
  • Today in many western industrialized countries, every tenth newborn suffers from fetal macrosomia.
  • Indications of fetal macrosomia include a mother’s girth of more than 43 inches and a symphysis fundal height of more than 15 3/4 inches in the 40th week of pregnancy.

It’s critical to have a healthy start in life

Why is a baby’s weight so significant? The physical growth of infants has long been recognized as an important indicator of health and wellness. If weight gain is too fast research shows babies are at risk of childhood obesity and associated diseases. If weight gain is too slow then the baby risks developing physical or psychological problems. A precise weight measurement is important and the reason why doctors and midwives across the globe recommend seca scales.