BorgPerception AB, a Swedish company for “Borg Scales” (the Borg RPE scale® and Borg CR scales®). This is the exclusive licensed distributor all over the world for the authorized, official, validated products of Dr. Gunnar Borg’s research in psychophysics and medicine. This research led to the creation of world-renowned scales for measuring sensations and experiences such as somatic symptoms e.g., perceived exertion and fatigue, breathlessness and difficulties breathing (dyspnea), chest pain (angina), muscular-skeletal aches and pains, feelings of mental load, anxiety, depression, happiness etc., and also common sensory perceptions. Recently the Borg CR scales® have been used extensively for Covid 19, medical trials and patient rehabilitation.


Most common FAQs

What is needed to be able to use a Borg Scale?
To be able to use a Borg scale you need to obtain a license and pay applicable fee. See How to obtain for more details about the process. 

Does BorgPerception AB provide the “Modified Borg Scale for Dyspnea”?
The correct scale to use is the Borg CR scale® (CR10) that Gunnar Borg has developed and that is extensively used all over the world.

Can I add colors to the scale? 
No. Colors can also have subjective meaning and may interfere with the interpretation of the words and numbers.

Can the Borg scales be used on Tablets in Apps or IT systems?
The Borg scales are today mainly used on Tablets, in Apps or integrated in IT systems. Se also: FAQ – Usage in Apps and IT systems

How do I get a translation for a specific language?
On the page How to obtain you will find the translations that are available for the different scales.

See also FAQ for more questions and answers.


Demos of the scales when used from web pages

CR10 demo

RPE demo


Gunnar Borg, PhD, MD h.c., 1927-2020

Our beloved father Gunnar Borg passed away February 02 2020 at an age of 92 years old. In life our father was dedicated to his family and to his research. Up until his last days in life he was active in his research and the day before he passed away we had a discussion about theories of psychophysical measurements. But mostly we will remeber our father as the loving father that was always looking out for his family.

Elisabet & Per