Metabolic: BMI Calculator
INTERACTION DESIGN - 2015
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Metabolic is a personal health initiative geared at spreading awareness & inspiring change within my college.
The Body Mass Index is a screening tool for obesity in adults. Obesity can lead to many illnesses- Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Vascular Disease, Heart attack, Stroke, and even Cancer. Calculating your BMI is a tedious process that relies on the knowledge of your height + weight; and a complex mathematical formula.
A life-sized table was created where the height, weight and BMI values are pre-fed. This simple solution allows users to interact with the table to find their BMI. The students were first provided with information about the benefits of maintaining a healthy weight, followed by how they can do so. Additionally, they were asked to mark their BMI on the table with designated colored pins. By doing this, they themselves created a visual mapping of the college’s BMI, which reflects upon the health of urban youth in India.