Does my tum look big on this?

In these troubled times, time itself is clearly at a premium for the busy health-conscious IT professional. But worry no more, for now you no longer need to waste precious seconds glancing down at your scales to find out how much you weigh.

Thanks to the Withings Wi-Fi Scale, simply step on board, eyes and mind fixed on your next destination, and your weight will be automatically transferred wirelessly to your computer or iPhone. This means you can then electronically schedule time to consider your fluctuating body shape in your packed schedule.

What’s more, the technology even allows you to announce your new weight through Twitter – feeding the insatiable desire of your friends, family and contacts to keep up with progress on your weight-loss campaign in real time.

Downtime feels sure that its innovative readers can suggest other ways this important development in personal weight-monitoring technology can be put to creative and worthwhile use…