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BigO will present three abstracts at ESPE 2021

25 May 2021

The BRFAA team in Athens will present three abstracts at the upcoming European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting, held online from 22-26 September 2021. These are the titles of the abstracts: Evaluation of the BigO system in a clinical setting in Greece (Ref. No.: 262, presented by Athanasia Tragomalou) Evaluation of the BigO system during…

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BigO to be presented at the International Conference on Children’s Well-being!

25 May 2021

BigO will be featured in three presentations at the upcoming 2nd International Conference on Children’s Well-being, held 9-11 July. The theme of the conference is “Children’s well-being and perspectives on its enhancement”. These are the abstracts from the Athens team: Evaluation of Big Data Methodologies for the prevention and management of overweight and obesity in…

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BigO is presented at the European and International Congress on Obesity

18 May 2021

Congratulations to Niamh Arthurs from University College Dublin who presented  ‘Big Data Collection in Vulnerable Populations: Application to Real World Clinical and Public Health Settings’ at the European Congress on Obesity, held online from 10-13 May, 2021.   You can view the presentation on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/98q9OBjHLHo  

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BigO consortium publishes results on body mass index and fast eating

18 May 2021

Congratulations to a group from many of the BigO consortium members, led by Petter Faberberg and Ioannis Ioakimidis, for publishing their work relating eating speed to body mass index (BMI) in High-School students. The paper used the BigO system to show that individuals with a higher BMI also had a faster eating rate, both self-reported…

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University College Dublin group publishes paper on Big Data Applications in Healthcare

18 May 2021

Congratulations to BigO consortium members for the publication of their recent paper  “Big Data Warehouse for Healthcare-Sensitive Data Applications” (Shahid, Nguyen and Kechadi)  in the journal Sensors, MDPI, March 2021 The article can be accessed here: https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/21/7/2353/htm

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The BigO project on eHealth2021

6 April 2021

Last month, Dr. Ioannis Ioakeimidis attended the eHealth 2021 conference on behalf of BigO.  eHealth is a 1-day conference on the developments in eHealth research in South-Eastern Sweden. It was organized by Linköping University and the Östergötland country on March 16th. BigO got the opportunity to contribute to this conference with a keynote presentation. The…

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Prof. Maria Hassapidou and Irini Lekka presented the results of the project in Thessaloniki

30 March 2021

In Thessaloniki, two different municipalities have joined the BigO project in the last years. These municipalaties differ not only in socioeconomic levels, but also in urban and food environment. In total, approximately 1000 students of Ampelokipi-Menemeni and Pylea-Hortiatis joined the BigO project as citizen scienctists. They used the MyBigO app and collected data for the…

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BigO used as a case for a data science course at Wageningen University

23 March 2021

Last week, Esther Kok, presented the BigO project during the mastercourse Data Science for Smart Environments at Wageningen University. During this course, students use data science to analyse a case. These casus all focus on the effects of the environment. BigO is an excellent example of such a project, as it foccusses on the effect…

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New school: St Mary College in Dublin used the MyBigO App

19 March 2021

Last month, St Mary College has completed data collection for the BigO study. St Mary is a secondary school in the Glasnevin area in Dublin 11, Ireland. The BigO project in St Mary college was led by Elaine Martin. She invited over 48 students to participate in the data collection study and use the BigO…

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New school: Confey College in Dublin used the MyBigO App

12 March 2021

Last January, Confey College has completed the BigO data collection study. Confey College is a post-primary school in the Leixlip area in County Kildare, Ireland. The BigO project in Confey college was led by Amanda Kelly. She invited around 130 students to participate in the data collection study and interact with the BigO app for…

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