Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's For The Blind Weight™ Scale
How Blind Weight™ Works?
Blind Weight™ uses a coded scale to capture measurements data. The scale will display a code instead of a weight measurement. Share codes with your provider and/or parent.
Is there a subscription fee?
No, Blind Weight™ does not have subscription fees.
Can I use Blind Weight™ at home?
Yes, you can use Blind Weight™ at home to take Blind Weigh-in's. As a user you will share the weigh-in's with your providers such as a dietiian, clinician, and/or treatment team. You May also invite others to see your measurments, such as a parent, gurdiean, and/or friend.
How do I calibrate the Blind Weight™ Scale?
Calibrate the scale. Place scale on a hard surface, step on/off and/or tap on scale until you see a “0” value on display. See Video guide - https://www.instagram.com/p/ClCKqKIp7wh/
Does the user/patient need to access the portal?
No, the patient/user does not need to access the Blind Weight™ Portal. The portal is designed for the providers and/or parents to retrieve the Blind Weight™ measurement data.
Scale maximum weight limit?
400lbs is the maximum weight limit .
How to record your measurement?
Record your code by taking a picture, writing it down, and/or submitting to the Blind Weight™ user portal.
How do I register as a provider?
On the main page at Blindweight.com click on Register as a Provider/Parent and fill out the form.
What is the point of a smart scale?
Answer will be updated
How do I get my patient’s weight?
Have your patient send you a picture of the Blind Weight™ code by text or email.
Once I register, when will my account be approved?
It usually takes 24-48 hours for your provider account to be approved if you have a company domain email. If you don’t have a company domain email please send us an email to expedite your account. As soon as your account is approved you will get an email.
Why is taking blind weigh-in measurements for eating disorder patients important?
aking blind weigh-in measurements for eating disorder patients is important because it helps to prevent patients from manipulating their weight by dehydrating themselves or purging before weigh-ins. Additionally, the blind weigh-in helps to ensure that weight changes are accurately reflected, and provides a more accurate picture of the patient's progress in treatment. It also helps to establish trust between the patient and the healthcare professional and reduces the focus on the patient's weight as the sole measure of progress.
Why are blind weigh-ins less triggering to eating disorder patients then that of seeing the weight measurement?
Blind weigh-ins are less triggering to eating disorder patients because they remove the emphasis on the number on the scale and instead focus on the patient's overall progress and health. For someone with an eating disorder, the number on the scale can have a powerful psychological impact, and can be a source of anxiety and distress. Additionally, seeing the number on the scale can perpetuate the cycle of disordered thoughts and behaviors associated with the disorder. By removing the emphasis on the number on the scale, blind weigh-ins can help patients to focus on their overall health and well-being, rather than getting fixated on the number on the scale.
How many people are suffering from eating disorders
Eating disorders are a serious and complex mental health condition that affects millions of people globally. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), it is estimated that 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are not limited to a specific demographic and can affect people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness. It's important to note that these numbers may be underestimated, as eating disorders often go undiagnosed and unreported.
How is Blind Weight different than other competitors?
Blind Weight is different from other competitors because of our focus on simplicity and affordability. We have developed a numberless scale that is easy to use, affordable, and does not require any additional steps for the user to take. Other competitors may offer similar products, but they often come with additional requirements or steps that can impede treatment. For example, some competitors may require users to access a portal or log into an app to view their weight, which can be a barrier for individuals who are not tech-savvy or have limited access to technology. Blind Weight's numberless scale is designed to be simple and easy to use, with no additional steps required for the user to take. Additionally, Blind Weight offers free tools for those suffering from eating disorders in addition to creating an easy place for patients to find specialized clinicians that work with Blind Weight scales. Our company is committed to providing a comprehensive solution that supports individuals throughout their recovery journey. Overall, Blind Weight's focus on simplicity, affordability, and comprehensive support sets us apart from other competitors in the market. We are dedicated to making a real difference in people's lives and providing a more supportive environment for individuals sensitive to weight exposure.
why is virtual eating disorder treatment effective?
Virtual eating disorder treatment can be effective for a number of reasons. One reason is that it allows for greater flexibility and convenience for the patient. For example, virtual treatment can be accessed from anywhere and at any time, which can be particularly beneficial for individuals who may have difficulty attending in-person appointments due to work, school or location constraints. Another reason virtual treatment can be effective is that it can provide anonymity, which can be helpful for individuals who may feel ashamed or embarrassed about their eating disorder. Additionally, virtual treatment can be less intimidating, which can make it more accessible for individuals who may be hesitant to seek treatment in person. Virtual treatment can also provide access to specialists and evidence-based treatment methods that may not be available in all areas, which can be especially beneficial for individuals who live in rural or remote locations. Finally, virtual treatment can also provide a means of continuing treatment after an individual has completed an inpatient or residential program, which can be critical for maintaining progress and preventing relapse. It's important to note that virtual treatment should be provided by qualified and licensed professionals, who are trained to provide treatment for eating disorders, and should be combined with other forms of treatment such as, in-person therapy, medical supervision, and nutritional counseling if necessary.
FAQ's for Parent and Provider
How do I register as a parent?
On the main page at Blindweight.com click on Register as a Provider/Parent and fill out the form.
Once i register when will my account be approved?
Your parent account will only be approved once you send us an email to info@blindweight.com. When sending the email please explain why you need access to the decoder tool and we will then approve your account.
How do I get my son/daughter’s weight?
Have your son/daughter share the Blind Weight™ code with you by text or email. To insure accuracy of the code make sure a picture is taken.
Once I get the code from my son/daughter, what do I do?
Login to the portal that your account was approved for at https://app.blindweight.com. Then use the decoder tool to see the weight.
There are several places where you could potentially get weighed and accidentally expose your weight, such as:
There are several places where you could potentially get weighed and accidentally expose your weight, such as: Doctor's offices and clinics School health clinics Gyms and fitness centers Home care providers Insurance agent visits Urgent care clinics Weight loss clinics or programs Rehabilitation centers or hospitals Airport security checkpoints Military recruitment centers It's important to be aware of these potential triggers and to advocate for blind weigh-ins to be available in these settings to provide a more supportive environment for individuals sensitive to weight exposure.
Is Blind Weight shipping packaging discrete ?
Yes, Blind Weight ensures that the shipping packaging is discrete. The package does not have any branding or labeling that would indicate what is inside, and the product is shipped in a plain box to protect the privacy of our customers. We understand that privacy is essential, especially for individuals with sensitive needs, and we take every measure to ensure that our customers feel safe and secure when ordering from us.
Scales that does not show numbers?
Scales that do not show numbers are called blind weight scales. Blind weight scales are a revolutionary solution for taking blind weigh-ins, especially for individuals sensitive to weight exposure, such as those in eating disorder recovery. By removing the emphasis on the number on the scale, blind weigh-ins can help patients to focus on their overall health and well-being rather than getting fixated on the number on the scale.
Why are numberless scales becoming more popular ?
Numberless scales are becoming more popular because they provide a more supportive environment for individuals sensitive to weight exposure. For someone with an eating disorder, the number on the scale can have a powerful psychological impact and can be a source of anxiety and distress. Additionally, seeing the number on the scale can perpetuate the cycle of disordered thoughts and behaviors associated with the disorder. By removing the emphasis on the number on the scale, blind weigh-ins can help patients to focus on their overall health and well-being rather than getting fixated on the number on the scale. This approach aligns with the modern perspective of treating eating disorders, which emphasizes the importance of taking a holistic approach to treatment and focusing on overall health and well-being, rather than weight and body shape. Moreover, numberless scales can also be beneficial for individuals who struggle with weight stigma or anxiety surrounding their weight. By eliminating the number on the scale, individuals can step onto the scale without experiencing anxiety or negative feelings that may be associated with seeing a specific number. Overall, the popularity of numberless scales is driven by a growing awareness of the importance of providing a supportive environment for individuals sensitive to weight exposure and an emphasis on overall health and well-being in eating disorder recovery.
Once I receive a code from my patient, what do I do?
Login to the portal that your account was approved for at https://app.blindweight.com. Then use the decoder tool to see the weight.
Why do parents need to pay an activation fee for Blind Weight Portal?
Blind Weight offers licensed providers and users free portal access supporting individuals in their recovery journey. Parents who choose to create an account on the portal are charged a one-time activation fee of $20, which covers the cost of creating the account and allows for instant approval through credit card authorization. The portal is optional and not required for individuals to use Blind Weight. Our comprehensive solution aims to support both patients and their families, making it easier for families to access the resources they need to support their loved ones. By offering this optional service, we hope to provide a more supportive environment for individuals sensitive to weight exposure. We believe that our platform and tools can make a real difference in the lives of those struggling with eating disorders, and we are committed to providing a simple, affordable, and comprehensive solution for those in need.