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The easiest way to get Body Mass Index (BMI) for yourself, your friends, or your patients.

Our latest application is a new spin on a boring calculation. We prefer a simple, visual approach over breaking out the calculator for all the arithmetic in a typical BMI calculation. We also hate (sorry, but it’s true) all the simple-minded BMI calculators in the app store, where you type in a bunch of numbers, then see your result after pressing a button. We want to see results all the time!

BMIzr gives a continuous result as you vary weight and height. You can use the sliders to set them, but we prefer to slide a thumb across the avatar--sometimes we even give him a pinch. Or go pro and write with one hand while operating BMIzr with the other.

Note your current BMI value, and then use the sliders to see how much to lose or gain to reach an ideal value. (We could stand to lose a few pounds…or gain a couple of centimeters in height!)

And because we don’t like remembering how many pounds are in a kilogram, or how many centimeters in a foot, BMIzr’s scales show all units at all times. Enter height in feet and weight in kilos, or whatever: you still get your BMI.

Compare the old way and the BMIzr way. With calculator in hand:

1. Convert height to meters
2. Convert weight to kilograms
3. Divide the weight (1) by the height (2)
4. Repeat step 3

With BMIzr:

1. Drag your thumb across the avatar

BMIzr is designed for health professionals doing patient notation: operate with one hand, while writing with the other. Choose a left-handed or right-handed layout, and race through your patient list at the end of the day!

But even non-professionals get something out of it. With its continuous display, BMIzr shows your current BMI as well as what it would be if you lost/gained a few. Just slide the weight scale higher or lower to evaluate yourself at present, or set goals for the future.

BMIzr’s stylish look and feel is right at home on your iPhone. This is an application you’ll enjoy sharing as much as using.