The Measure Me app has been developed to calculate the BMI SDS and to identify if the child is a healthy weight or overweight. Parents and healthcare professionals need to know whether their child/paediatric patient is overweight so that they can address the issue as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the measurement of weight alone is not at all helpful for parents / healthcare professionals in terms of working our whether their child is at the correct weight. This is because height is also required but while in adults the BMI can be calculated relatively easily, in children the BMI SDS (Standard Deviation Score) must be calculated as children are still growing and adults are not.
The Measure Me app has been developed by Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street and University College Dublin. It has been unconditionally supported by Consilient Health.
The app is available to download on your mobile or tablet by entering “Measure Me” in the Apple iStore or the Google Play Store