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Presentation available online: BigO at SSIB

16 July 2021

On July 15th Dr Christos Diou presented his work on the automated measurement of ingestive behaviors and the BigO project on the SSIB conference. The presentation video is now available on our YouTube channel.

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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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BigO Closing webinar | March 26th, 2021 14:00-16:00 CET

9 March 2021

On Friday March 26th, 14:00 (CET) the BigO consortium will host a closing webinar. During this webinar, the consortium will present the results of the project, public health cases from Sweden and Greece. In addition, it will discuss the added value for Public Health and Policy Making. You can register now! The BigO project is a…

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BigO on FoodSHIFT2030: How big data can be used in the prevention of childhood obesity

5 March 2021

Last week, the BigO project was presented during a public webinar of FoodSHIFT2030. FoodSHIFT2030 is a project that aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. Therefore, the FoodSHIFT2030 approach focuses on supporting innovation…

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Katerina Riviou and Ioannis Ioakeimidis talk about the BigO project

24 February 2021

Recently, Katerina Riviou and Ioannis Ioakeimidis talked to each about how the BigO project went. They talk about the lessons they learned from the project. In addition, they discuss all the challenges that come with performing such a big research project in schools. Especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the video below to learn…

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BigO abstract of BFDG 44th Annual Meeting

19 February 2021

Last year, the Britisch Feeding and Drinking Group (BFDG) cancled the 44th Annual Meeting because of the current pandemic. However, the abstracts of the conference are now available online. They can be access via the following link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666320313076. BigO submitted an abstract to this conference, which was titled  ‘BigO: A public health decision support system…

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BigO on eICDAM2021

16 February 2021

Last week, the Division of Human Nutrition and Health of Wageningen University & Research organized the online conference eICDAM2021. ICDAM is an international conference focussing on improving methods and measures for diet and physical activity. Over 350 participants from all over the world visited the conference. BigO got to contribute with the ePoster shown below.…

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EKP students received medals for data collection

9 February 2021

Sixth grade students of primary school Ekpaidefteria N. Mpakogianni joined the BigO project. They collected data by wearing the BigO smart watches. Last week, EKP held a ceremony for the students. Here, the 21 students received gold and silver medals for their contribution. The students were very enthusiastic about the BigO project. They were also…

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New school: Stratford College in Dublin used the MyBigO App

2 February 2021

Last December, the Stratford College has completed the BigO data collection study. Stratford College is a secondary school in the Rathfarnham area in Dublin, Ireland. The BigO project in Stratford college was lead by computer science teacher Helen O’Kelly. Other school teachers who supported the BigO study include David Fennell, Linda Finnegan, Roisin Cahill, and Sean…

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