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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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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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BigO presented at the 13th State of the Art Adolescent Health

16 October 2020

On 9-11 October the 13th State of the Art Adolescent Health/Medicine Course took place. BigO got the opportunity to contribute to this virtual conference. The oral presentation given, was titled, “BigO: Collecting Big Data with the use of New Technologies for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence-A Clinical Study in Greece”.…

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BigO presented on the Macedonian Conference on Nutrition and Dietetics

2 October 2020

Last week, the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics of the International University of Greece organized the 13th Macedonian Conference on Nutrition and Dietetics. More than 500 delegates attended this online conference. The first day of the conference, Christos Diou presented the BigO project. He discussed the methods and prospects of BigO for use in public…

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ECOICO2020: BigO poster presentations

25 September 2020

Begin September, the European and International Congress on Obesity took place in the form of an online interactive event. During this conference, BigO had the opportunity to present several e-posters. Including a poster about the app itself, titled: “The BigO application: usability and engagement among adolescents and children with obesity”. This e-poster discusses the BigO…

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