QuickMedical a measure in innovation

SNOQUALMIE - When Ken King saw that no one could help his daughter, he decided to help her himself.

King's daughter, Sarah, was born with hypothyroidism, a defect that hinders normal body growth. Sarah started taking medication for the defect, but her physicians had no truly accurate way of measuring whether or not her body was growing properly.

King, who has a background in industrial measuring, and his co-worker, Scott Hanna, designed a digital stadiometer, a digital height-measuring device that looks like a very large slide rule with a small digital display mounted on it.

The stadiometer was a hit and King said their's remains the only one sold in the world outside of a more expensive model sold in Germany. King and Hanna started to manufacture the stadiometer and sell it out of Hanna's house in North Bend under the name Measurement Concepts.

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