Software For Dieters
The Original Boston Computer Diet, a personalized weight-loss program, has been released by Scarborough Systems. Developed by Harvard University and Harvard Medical School nutritionists and psychiatrists, the program analyzes weight, height, eating habits, and personality traits to create an individual diet.
Calories and other nutritional values are computed using a database of about 700 items. The program also features a "computer weight-loss counselor" and a cartoon character which offer encouragement and advice.
The program is currently available for the IBM PC/XT/PCjr (with 128K) for $79.95. Versions for the Apple II series and Commodore 64 will be available soon.
Among Scarborough's other recent releases are Make Millions, a business simulation adventure by Tom Snyder, available initially for the Macintosh with versions to follow for the Apple II series and IBM PC/PCjr (price not available); and Build-a-Book, a program and kit package which allows children to write their own stories, print them out, and bind the finished work as a four-color book. The program is available for $34.95 for the Apple II series, the IBM PC and PCjr, and the Commodore 64. (Additional two-book replacement sets are priced at $19.95).
Scarborough Systems, Inc., 25 N. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
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