What parent doesn't speculate about their kid's future height? Now, Multiplier, a free app created by researchers at the International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL) of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland eliminates the guesswork. It can also help identify abnormalities in bone length.
The app, which is available for Android and I-phone, guides parents through taking number of measurements of their children's limbs and inputting them along with their gender and age. Using a complex formula, the app then predicts how tall they will be.
John Herzenberg, M.D., the director of the ICLL, explains, "The Multiplier Method has been a trusted resource for predicting mature height and bone length in children for more than a decade, but getting these results often required calculating complicated formulas, frequently by hand." He says the app now provides parents and pediatricians with results in seconds.
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