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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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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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Dr Monica Mars explains BigO in living rooms in Wageningen

16 November 2018

On Sunday November 4th, 17 living rooms opened their doors for lecturers and researchers of Wageningen University and Research and invited their neighbors and friends for the event. The event was organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the University. In one of the living rooms Dr. Monica Mars talked about childhood obesity…

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EKP presented BigO at the Thessaly Science Festival 2018

30 October 2018

During the Thessaly Science Festival [Larissa, 11th-12th of October 2018], Ekpaideftiria N. Mpakogianni (EKP) presented the BigO project to numerous schools from the area, receiving great interest from students and their teachers. Volunteer students had the opportunity to register in the BigO system and start contributing their data. In addition, elementary school students that will…

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BigO presented to teachers from different schools in the Stockholm area (Sweden)

26 October 2018

On October 5th representatives from KI and IEGS presented the BigO System (the mobile app and the School Portal) to Physical Education, Science, and Home Economy teachers in the facilities of IEGS in central Stockholm. The participating teachers came from 3 different schools in the Stockholm area (IES Årsta, IES Hässelby, and IES Länna) and…

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BigO at AUTH in the City 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece

18 October 2018

On Sunday, October 7th 2018, members of the BigO project team were present for the 2nd consecutive year at “AUTH in the city” 2018, an event that takes place annually at the main square of Thessaloniki, in Greece. AUTH in the city is organised by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and offers the opportunity to…

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