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The BigO project at MADiMa2020

15 January 2021

Last week, the 6th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management (MADiMa2020) took place. MADiMa aims to bring together researchers from the diverse fields of engineering, computer science and nutrition who investigate the use of information and communication technologies for better monitoring, assessment and management of food intake. The researchers present and demonstrate their latest…

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The Public Health Authorities portal is live

23 December 2020

The Public Health Authorities (PHA) portal on the BigO website is live. The PHA portal constitutes one of the main outcomes of the BigO project. The PHA is a tool for the extraction of associations between children’s obesogenic behaviours and local environment using big data. The portal has four main functionalities. These functionalities include, (a)…

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The BigO project will be presented at MADiMa2020 in January 2021

11 December 2020

On 10-15 January the 6th International Workshop on Multimedia Assisted Dietary Management will take place. However, this year, the conference is in conjunction with ICPR2020, the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition. MADiMa aims to bring together researchers from the diverse fields of engineering, computer science and nutrition who investigate the use of information and…

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A new article has been published

4 December 2020

Last week, the Delphi Panel study is published in the journal BMC Public Health. The article is titled: ‘Establishing consensus on key public health indicators for the monitoring and evaluating childhood obesity interventions: a Delphi panel study’. The aim of the study was to indentify indicators pertaining to childhood obesity that should be prioritsed in monitoring…

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BigO presented on the open classroom conference 2020

27 November 2020

Saterday 7 November, Big O presented an event, called:  “Schools as sites for Food System Transformation”. The Open Classroom Conference 2020 “New challenges for school change”, organized this event. Which is aiming to highlight the concept of Open School Culture. Therefore, the goal of the session is to explore new approaches for overcoming the growing…

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New milestone: 100.000 meal pictures collected

20 November 2020

Children participating in the BigO project are collecting pictures of the meals they eat. Last week, we reached the milestone of 5000 registered users for the myBigO app. Together, these 5000 citizen scientists have submitted 100,000 meal pictures. When looking at all 5000 users, 72% took at least one meal picture. Only 35% of the users…

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22nd Infocom World 2020 conference

13 November 2020

Last week, 4-6 November, the 22nd Infocom World 2020 conference took place. The conference dealt with the challenges, opportunities and changes that 5G technology brings. It was titled “Transforming Greece: The 5G and Fiber Enablers – The Future is Now!”. During this conference, partners from BigO got the opportunity to contribute with a presentation and…

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Presentation about BigO at EDEN OCC2020

6 November 2020

Saterday 7 November (11.00-15.30 CET) a presentation is organized, called: “Schools as sites for Food System Transformation”. This event is organized in the context of the Open Classroom Conference 2020 “New challenges for school change”. Which is aiming to highlight the concept of Open School Culture. The goal of the session is to explore new…

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5000 registered users for the MyBigO App

3 November 2020

BigO is still recruiting new schools to join the project. Therefore, the number of citizen scientists contributing to the BigO program keeps increasing. At this moment, 5000 citizen scientists are registered in the MyBigO app. These citizen scientists come from all over Europe. In total, 74% of the children are from Greece and 24% from…

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New scientific publication

20 October 2020

A new scientific publication on the use of a smartphone app for monitoring dietary habits in the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth. The paper is titled, “Formative Evaluation of a Smartphone App for Monitoring Daily Meal Distribution and Food Selection in Adolescents: Acceptability and Usability Study”. This study aimed to evaluate a newly developed mHealth…

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