Requirements for Running the Simulator
The first time the simulator is launched on your computer, your web browser will request that the applet be given access to your computer. This is required so that simulation results can be cut and pasted from the tabulated data.
The simulator requires that Java is installed to run. Please download the free installer.
Some users may find that Java has been disabled and the simulator will not run. Instructions for enabling Java can be found on the Java website.
If you are using Chrome versions 42 and higher, an additional configuration step is required:
In your URL bar, enter chrome://flags/#enable-npapi
Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option
Click the Relaunch button that now appears at the bottom of the configuration page
Accessibility and Section 508 Compliance
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the NIH Office for Intramural Research are committed to providing access to all individuals - disabled or not - who are seeking information from their programs. To provide this information, the Body Weight Simulator has been designed to conform to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended). Section 508 requires that all individuals with disabilities (whether they are federal government employees or members of the general public) have access to and use of information and data comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed. This website has been designed and tested for Section 508 conformance and accessibility, while acknowledging that both may be a work-in-progress.
Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access graphical representations of the Body Weight Simulator. However, all data is available and accessible in its raw form.
Any individual using assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, speech recognition software, etc.) who experiences difficulty in accessing information on this site should contact Dr. Kevin Hall (NIDDK), placing "Accessibility/Section 508 Conformance" in the subject line. The nature of the accessibility problem and contact information should be included in any e-mail message. If the accessibility problem involves a particular Web page, including the URL (Web address) of the page would be helpful. A member of the Laboratory of Biological Modeling - (LBM) staff will contact individuals with accessibility problems as soon as possible to assist them and to provide them the information sought.
For More Information
If you find that you are still unable to run the Body Weight Simulator, please send an email to Dr. Kevin Hall (NIDDK) and indicate whether you are using a PC or a MAC, what operating system and version, and which browser and version, and the nature of the problem(s) you encountered.