By Pooja Mhatre, The Daily Californian Staff
So you want to lose weight. You could try Weight Watchers, or you could take the unconventional route and create a prediction model for weight loss that factors in calorie reduction and your metabolism in order to reach your desired weight.
That is just one way researchers might make use of Insight Maker, a web-based modeling tool created by a UC Berkeley student.
Scott Fortmann-Roe, a third year graduate student in the department of environmental science, policy & management, created Insight Maker three years ago. The program allows anyone with access to the Internet to create and share interactive models.