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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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KI researchers discussed the challenge of childhood obesity with students of IES in Stockholm, Sweden

20 March 2019

On March 7th and 8th, scientists from Karolinska Institute gave a series of invited lectures to around 90 students of Internationella Engelska Skolan in central Stockholm, regarding the social challenge of childhood obesity, presenting them with up-to-date scientific information on the matter. The presentation also covered potential use of novel methodologies, like the myBigO app,…

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BigO at the 4th European Health Literacy conference in Dublin, Ireland

18 March 2019

Prof. Gerardine Doyle, Dr Shane O’Donnell and Mr. James O’Connor proudly presented research undertaken as part of the BigO project at the 4th European Health Literacy conference which took place in University College Dublin last week. The conference featured two scientific posters outlining the latest findings from the BigO Delphi panel study, as well the…

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Visit of IEGS & KI to an IES school in Länna, Stockholm

25 February 2019

On 18 February, 2019 KI and IEGS personnel visited the secondary school Internationella Engelska Skolan in Länna, in order to answer students’ and teachers’ questions about using the BigO system during projects organized through physical education. The visiting personnel met with around 90 enthusiastic students (13-14 years old) from three classes and their physical education…

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myBigO app now available for iOS!

22 February 2019

The myBigO app has been released in the iOS App Store! The app is available for both iPhone and iPad running on iOS 10.0 or higher and can be found by simply searching for “myBigO”. Users must receive a registration code through their participating school or clinic. This registration code will be asked at first…

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BigO presented at Ekpaideftiria Vassiliadi (Greece)

21 February 2019

The Ekpaideftiria Vassiliadi high school will also participate in BigO’s ‘Organized student participation in outer network schools’. On 13 February, 2019 the BigO project was presented by Mrs. Irini Lekka, BigO’s Technical Manager, to around 250 students aged 12-17 years old and their teachers. Students were informed about the project, its usage, how to participate,…

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The 1st EPAL Kalamarias (Greece) participates in BigO

11 February 2019

The Technical High School 1st EPAL KALAMARIAS in Thessaloniki, Greece will participate as part of BigO’s organized student participation in outer network schools. On 5 February 2019 BigO was presented by Mrs. Kostelidou Theodora and Mrs. Razakou Fotini to approximately 40 nursing and food technology students and 5 of their teachers, as part of a Health Care…

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BigO at Eurostat EU Hackathon 2019!

18 January 2019

The BigO monitoring system, including the myBigO mobile app and the back-end platform,  has attracted high interest from the European Union Statistical Office (Eurostat) who have decided to adopt it for the EU HACKATHON 2019.  BigO is one of the selected platforms to generate big data for the hackathon. After being tested by Eurostat researchers…

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BigO well represented at ECOG 2018 in Porto, Portugal

10 December 2018

Anastasios Delopoulos from AUTH and Sarah Browne from TSCUH and RCSI travelled to Porto, Portugal for the 28nd European Childhood Obesity Group congress. This annual meeting attracts European-wide clinicians and academics working directly with children who are overweight or have obesity. Anastasios introduced the audience to the BigO project whereas Sarah presented a poster on the BigO…

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BigO presented at HISI 2018 in Dublin, Ireland

3 December 2018

On 7th November 2018 Sarah Browne from Temple St. Children’s University Hospital (TSCUH) and RCSI presented on the BigO Project at the Health Informatics Society of Ireland conference.  The conference is held annually with attendees from many sectors including healthcare, industry, and academia. The 2018 conference took place in the Croke Park conference centre in Dublin…

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