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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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Students aged 9-10 years at EA discuss Nutrition with Dr. Ioannis Ioakeimidis

28 September 2018

As part of Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) School’s interdisciplinary project on nutrition, Dr. Ioannis Ioakeimidis (Assistant Professor at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden) visited the School in Athens, Greece on September 21st. The students had the opportunity to discuss with him and solve questions on issues related to proper nutrition and compare eating habits and…

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BigO to present at SmartCities4SmartStatistics conference in October 2018

13 September 2018

BigO will be presenting at the SmartCities4SmartStatistics conference organized by the Hellenic Statistical Authority that will take place in Kalamata, Greece on October 5-6, 2018. Project coordinator, professor Anastasios Delopoulos will give a talk with title: Objective monitoring and analysis of the obesogenic behaviour in relation to the Local environment: A tool facilitating decisions by public…

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Students develop suggestions to increase engagement with the target audience for the BigO app

26 June 2018

Three students from Het Streek high school in the Netherlands used the BigO app for a 12 week assignment to improve the current version of the app. The students were asked to come up with new ways to introduce the BigO app to the target audience (children and adolescents).  They came up with short-term and long-term solutions, which included…

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Students use BigO app to map food advertisements in Stockholm

15 June 2018

Using the BigO mobile app, a team of IEGS high school students completed a school project about mapping all the food advertisements in two separate Stockholm areas. Between May 30th and June 1st, 8 IEGS students and 3 KI researchers visited shopping centres in Östermalm (central Stockholm) and Skärholmen (South Stockholm) and photographed all the…

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BigO presents at Fit4Food2030 Workshop

14 June 2018

On 12 June 2018, BigO consortium partner, Ellinogermaniki Agogi Scholi Panagea Savva SA (EA), presented the BigO concept at the Fit4Food2030 Workshop.  Fit4Food2030 is an EU project with the aim of future-proofing the European food systems through Research & Innovation. FIT4FOOD2030 supports the development and implementation of the European Commission’s FOOD 2030 policy framework –…

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BigO meets with public health experts in Ireland

31 May 2018

On Friday 18 May, a focus group with public health experts and BigO partners organized by Professor Geraldine Doyle was held at the University College in Dublin (UCD), Ireland. The aim was to set priorities for public health use of BigO findings. Experts in attendance included Profess Kevin P Balanda (Director of Research and Information Institute…

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BigO Technical Meeting in Valencia

9 May 2018

On 3-4 May, 2018, the technical and scientific partners of BigO met in Valencia to determine the features of the second version (V2) of the BigO app and system. The V2 system will be used in 2019 by more than 3000 children in Greece, Sweden and Ireland to collect and analyse data relating to their…

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The BigO team analyse data collected from citizen scientists via the BigO app

8 May 2018

Following the successful deployment of the first live-version of the data collection app, BigO scientists have started looking at real data in an effort to evaluate the data collection system and the ensuing analysis. BigO aims collect data from ‘citizen scientists’ to make estimations about the behaviours of children and teenagers, always in connection with…

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UCD initiates Delphi Panel study to establish key indicators for monitoring and evaluating childhood obesity

16 April 2018

BigO consortium partner, University College Dublin (UCD), is working to engage with leading public health authorities throughout Europe to co-develop a technological system that would be useful to public health authorities for monitoring childhood obesity and evaluating population-level prevention/treatment approaches. To achieve this, they are carrying out a Delphi Panel study with experts in the field of…

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