College of Information Sciences and Technology
IST 311 Object-Oriented Design and Software Applications

School of Business Administration
MIS 307 Algorithmic Concepts

Spring 2007

Project 5

This project is designed to help you practice Applets in Java. It is to be completed by Thursday, April 23, 2007.

This is Project 1 revisited as an applet. One method to measure body-fat percentages used a skin-pinching caliper. New research suggests results of this method are misleading. Both body-mass index BMI) and waist circumference provide a better overall picture of health. To find your body-mass index, divide weight in pounds by height in inches squared. Multiple that by 703. A BMI of 25 to 29.99 is considered overweight, 30 or higher is considered obese.

Determine the waist measurement of the user. Men with waists of 40 inches or larger are considered at high risk for heart disease. Women with a waist of 35 inches or larger are considered at high risk.



Your applet should be embedded in a nicely designed web page which would be appropriate for a healthcare fair or public offering.

Please remember to include the needed comments at the top of your .java file which will identify this assignment. Please refer to Project Format and Grading Policy on the Syllabus regarding programming project expectations for the semester.

Hand in:

  1. a typed copy of the algorithm,
  2. the printed copy of your UML Class Diagram,
  3. the printed copy of your working source code with javadoc comments,
  4. a magnetic media containing the .java file from your project,
  5. and a printed copy of your .html web page,
  6. This assignment is due on: April 23, 2007


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