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For Use On Palm OS Handheld Devices

Download a BMI Calculator for use on your own Palm OS handheld devices.

Features include:

  • Quick and easy to use
  • Accepts English or metric system input
  • Includes BMI classification table for adults
  • Provides information about BMI from the Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Evidence Report and the Practical Guide to the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

Instructions for downloading:

  1. Click here to begin the download. When prompted, select the folder that you would like to save the file to on your computer and then click "Save."

Instructions for installing the BMI calculator on your Palm OS device:

  1. Open the folder where you saved the downloaded file (oei_bmi_calculator.exe)
  2. Double click on the file. It will decompress to five files: Launch0.prc, Sf-se_oei_bmi_calc_v10.pdb, Sft-se_main_t.pdb, Sf35rdks.prc, Readme.txt
  3. Use the Install software that came with your Palm OS device to install the four Palm files (not the Readme.txt file) onto the device.
  4. After installing the files, tap on the "BMI Calc" icon on the Palm OS device screen to start the calculator.

More Palm OS programs coming! Join the NHLBI Health Information Network to receive notification of updates and new programs.

The NHLBI requests feedback. Let then know what you like or don't like about the BMI Calculator for Palm OS, and suggest other programs you'd like to see from the NHLBI. Email NHLBI.

The BMI Calculator for Palm OS is in the public domain and may be freely distributed. However, the program may not be altered in any way. Please credit the NHLBI when citing this program. Use of this program does not constitute endorsement of any commercial software products by the NHLBI or NIH or by the Vidyya Medical News Service.

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