Big data against childhood Obesity
Children and adolescents with obesity have a higher risk of developing various diseases later on, compared to children without obesity. The reasons why some children become obese are complex, and behaviour, the living environment, and public health policies all play a role. BigO collects and analyses anonymous data on children's behavioural patterns and their living environment. With advanced analytics BigO extracts data-driven evidence on which local factors are involved, and how these factors influence childhood obesity in Europe.
With this information BigO will be able to advice clinics and public health authorities on how to develop and plan effective programs and policies in an attempt to reduce childhood obesity.
On 14 and 15 February, the Annual Conference of the Hellenic College of Pediatricians took place. The Biomedical Research Foundation presented on behalf of BigO. The presentation was titled: “BigO: Big Data for the Prevention and Management of Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence”. The presentation not only discussed the concept of BigO itself, but also…Read more >
Researches of the International Hellenic University frequently present the BigO project at schools to explain the project and recruit students. They already presented the BigO project at six Primary Schools and fourteen High Schools in two different Municipalities of Thessaloniki, Greece. Among these schools were the 3rd Primary School of Ampelokipoi, the 1st Primary School of…Read more >
BigO collects data from children through school projects and clinics in different European countries. As all the BigO countries are currently taking measures by closing schools and switching to online education, no new data collection attempts will be started in the coming weeks. Children that are already collecting data for BigO can continue to do…Read more >