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ECOICO2020: BigO on novel technologies to use in the management of obesity

11 September 2020

Last week, 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 four e-posters. Including the following: “BigO: Novel technologies for the management of childhood obesity – The case of a clinical study in Greece”. The e-poster discusses the overall…

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BigO presented at the Stockholm’s Food Sustainability Network

24 February 2020

On the 23th of January, the Karolinska Institutet held a poster presentation on the BigO project during the matchmaking event for Stockholm’s Food Sustainability Network.  This event was coordinated by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The workshop included Swedish food enterprises and start-ups, public health authorities, policy makers and scientific personnel. All of these…

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Sixty students from the Palio Psychico High School visiting EA for the the BigO project

19 February 2020

On October 3rd, 2019, Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) hosted around 60 first year students from the Palio Psychico High School at EA premises along with a group of accompanying teachers. During the 3.5 hours visit EA had the opportunity to present a group of innovative educational activities to the students. In addition, they discussed the participation…

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Your frequently asked questions are answered!

12 February 2020

Do you have questions about the BigO project? Check out the frequently asked questions! We put all of the questions you might have about the BigO project in a nice overview. These FAQs can be found here. Do you still have some unanswered questions? Contact us here on our contact page!

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BigO presented at the Congress on Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy

11 February 2020

Professor Evangelia Charmandari of the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens was an invited speaker at the 3rd International Congress on Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy on the 10th of January. The conference was organized by the Hellenic Society of Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Diagnosis and Therapy (EEPHARM). Prof. Evangelia Charmandari presented on ‘Novel e-health applications…

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New school: School from Uppsala uses the myBigO app

7 February 2020

A new school joined the BigO adventure. In November and December, the NTI gymnasiet in Uppsala organized a student project using the myBigO app. NTI is an IT high school where students have a focus on technology and natural sciences, therefore, the project focused on the app and its use in research. The teachers asked…

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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 presented at MobiHealth 2019

10 December 2019

Leandros Stefanopoulos from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki presented his newest paper about BigO at the MobiHealth Coference. This International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare took place on November 14 and 15 in Dublin.

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Greek primary school students wear smartwatches for BigO

6 December 2019

4th grade primary school students from the Ellinogermaniki Agogi school in Athens participate in the BigO project. The students wear smartwatches that record their physical activity and sleep duration. At the same time students record their meals for two weeks on specially formatted log sheets and take pictures of them. After collecting all the data, they are discussed in class.

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BigO’s data keeps increasing

3 December 2019

Since the start of BigO program in schools and clinics, the number of students contributing to the program and the amount of collected data has increased significantly. Children and adolescences from Greece, Sweden and Ireland have been asked to take pictures of meals they consume and food advertisements they encounter. Furthermore, steps and activity counts per geographic location or “geohash” are measured and visualized.

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