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AQ BMI+ powered by NASA

BMI+ is the most accurate calculator of BMI on the planet. At the core of the BMI+ and body fat percentage app is AQ’s computer vision technology and a patent protected algorithm created by NASA. Computer vision allows our app to extract and analyze information from a digital self-image (selfie). Computer vision only solved half of the problem.

NASA saw unexplainable inaccuracies around BMI and body fat percentages. In some populations BMI and body fat percentages were providing contradictory health information. Especially in athletes, fit populations and people that tended to be of slighter builds.


Athletes and fit individuals were registering as obese on the BMI scale but were in fact highly fit or with-in the healthy range posting body fat levels of 7% to 14% for men and 15% to 22% for women. Individuals on the smaller side were registering as normal or heathy on the BMI scale but in fact were obese once their respective body fat percentages were determined.


BMI and body fat percentages are highly correlated and move up or down together. NASA solved this problem with an elegant equation comprised of more comprehensive variables and the right questions. As a result, BMI+ provides both BMI and body fat percentage data for users with the highest accuracy.


BMI+’s merging of health technology and mission to provide insightful and accurate information is a breakthrough in the health performance space. This is a low-cost in-home solution that can measure individual health outcomes as well as provide guidance around goal attainment. BMI+ is not just for individuals but can also be the center piece of any weight loss, nutrition or larger health and resilience program.


Obesity increases the risk of many chronic and potentially lethal diseases.


Generally speaking, the more body fat you’re carrying, the higher your health risk. However, the amount of weight gained throughout your adult years also contributes to the risk. For example, a middle-aged person who weighs 10 kg more than they did in their early 20s has an increased risk of high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and coronary heart disease.


Some of the many chronic conditions and diseases associated with obesity include:


  • insulin resistance
  • high blood pressure
  • atherosclerosis
  • cardiovascular disease
  • stroke
  • some cancers including breast, endometrial and colon cancer
  • type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus)
  • gall bladder disease
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • musculoskeletal problems such as osteoarthritis and back pain
  • gout
  • cataracts
  • stress incontinence
  • sleep apnea.

Poor Nutrition


There’s a lot of focus in the medical world on the health effects of being overweight, but what about the effects of being underweight? There are certain health risks associated with being underweight or having poor nutrition.

These risks include:

  • malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, or anemia
  • osteoporosis from too little vitamin D and calcium
  • decreased immune function
  • increased risk for complications from surgery
  • fertility issues caused by irregular menstrual cycles
  • growth and development issues, especially in children and teenagers

Android and iOS apps coming soon!