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First scientific paper from citizen science project @school

8 January 2020

Students from IEGS helped researchers to identify food advertisements in neighborhoods in Stockholm as citizen scientists. All advertisements in two areas of Stockholm (Skärholmen and Östermalm) were captured by the use of the BigO mobile phone technology. The data collection was done together with students and teachers from Internationella Engelska Gymnasieskolan Södermalm (IEGS). Petter Fagerberg, who is doing his Ph.D. work in the context of the BigO project explains his work that is now published in a highly ranked scientific journal. This is the first scientific paper that is based on data collected in a citizen scientist project at a participating @school.

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BigO clinical pilot study presented at ESPE 2019

14 October 2019

Last week, 19-21st September, the 58th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) took place in Austria. Athanasia Tragomalou (Resident in Pediatrics) was the representative of BigO and  presented an ePoster on a clinical pilot study of BigO: “BigO: The use of novel technologies for the management of childhood obesity – A…

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Dutch students developed a lesson program regarding the myBigO app

26 June 2019

Hello, we are five students (Dries, Naomi, Lisanne, Marije en Tessa) from Het Streek Bovenbuurtweg (Ede, The Netherlands). We are in our fourth year of pre-university education. For our O&O class we were given the assignment to put together a lesson program consisting of two lessons, based on the BigO-app. We had to give those…

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Researchers from BigO team up with researchers from KI for ISBNPA

21 June 2019

On June 6th, 2019 researchers from the BigO project were present during the annual meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) in Prague. During this conference, the BigO researchers presented the project during the symposium entitled: ‘Use of Behavioural Big Data and Citizen Science to enrich scientific data on (un)healthy…

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BigO team members reunited in Thessaloniki, Greece

5 June 2019

On 22-24 May, 2019, the BigO consortium partners gathered in Thessaloniki. The meeting was focused on the evaluation of data collection at the schools (EA, EKP, IEGS) and the clinics (BRFAA, Mando, TSCUH) while using the myBigO app and portals. In addition, plans were made to increase participant involvement and boost data collection in the coming…

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BigO presented at JRC’s Marketplace for Best practices in Ispra, Italy

3 June 2019

Assistant Professor Ioannis Ioakeimidis (KI) and Professor Anastasios Delopoulos (AUTH) were invited to present in JRC’s Marketplace for Best practices in Ispra, Italy at May 14-15, 2019, focusing on behavioural analysis of eating and physical activity behaviours at schools. During the 2 day event, the two representatives had the possibility to present current advances in…

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BigO at the 12th State of the Art Adolescent Medicine Course in Athens, Greece

24 May 2019

The results of one of the first pilot studies of the BigO project were presented as an oral presentation entitled “BigO: Big Data Against Childhood Obesity – A Clinical Pilot Study in Greece” at the 12th State of the Art Adolescent Medicine Course, Athens, Greece on the 6th of April, 2019. This pilot study was carried out…

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Dr. Sarah Browne and Dr. Grace O’Malley presented BigO at ASOI 2019 in Dublin

22 May 2019

The ASOI (Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland) hosted its 7th Annual Conference and AGM on 17 and 18 May 2019 in Dublin.  Speakers came from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, including clinical, social science, media and patients. Many sessions were led by patient representatives. Topics included the role of genetics in determining…

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BigO sponsored an educational event in Agios Nikolaos, Imathia (Greece)

13 May 2019

BigO sponsored an educational event that took place on Wednesday the 8th of May, 2019 on the beautiful site of Agios Nikolaos, Imathia (Greece). In a green environment, students of the 1st EPAL Kalamarias (Greece) participating in the BigO program discussed healthy lifestyle issues, learned about the benefits of systematic exercise, participated in sports activities, danced, and…

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The European Big Data Hackathon was successfully completed with the help of BigO!

26 March 2019

The ‘myBigO‘ app was one of the two applications that were used for data collection for the European Big Data Hackathon. During the event, the hackathon teams were given raw data collected by the app, meal self-reports and pictures, as well as behavioural indicators extracted by the BigO system related to physical activity, transportation modes …

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