UMEM Educational Pearls

Well, here is a cool little app that has recently been released. It's an app that can predict what a child's height will be as a mature adult. This is not a joke.

A free mobile application developed by the International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL) at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO) of Sinai Hospital (right in our very own Baltimore) can predict the future mature height and bone lengths of children with the input of basic information.

That's right people. The formula has amazing accuracy and has been studied in many different centers. It's supposedly 97%+ accurate in predicting height.

The Multiplier App, available for Android, iPhone and iPad devices, is based upon the Multiplier Method, a series of formulas used to calculate and predict height and bone length in children. These formulas were developed by a team that included members of the ICLL.

Here is what it looks like. Just click on "Height" (see enclosed jpg image of the app) and then type in the child's birthday and current height in either inches or cm. The formula will then calculate what there predicted height will be.

Very, very cool ( at least I think)


J Pediatr Orthop. 2005 Mar-Apr;25(2):186-91.

Clinical validation of the multiplier method for predicting limb length at maturity, part I.


International Center for Limb Lengthening, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.