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Big data against childhood Obesity

Objective

Childhood and adolescent obesity is a major global and European public health problem. Currently, public actions are detached from local needs, mostly including indiscriminate blanket policies and single-element strategies, limiting their efficacy and effectiveness. The need for community-targeted actions has long been obvious, but the lack of monitoring and evaluation framework and the methodological inability to objectively quantify the local community characteristics, in a reasonable timeframe, has hindered that. Fortunately, technological achievements in mobile and wearable electronics and Big Data infrastructures allow the engagement of European citizens in the data collection process, allowing us to reshape policies at a regional, national and European level. In BigO, that will be facilitated through the development of a platform, allowing the quantification of behavioural community patterns through Big Data provided by wearables and eHealth- devices. During the project, BigO will reach out to more than 25.000 school and age-matched obese children and adolescents as sources for community data. Comprehensive models of the obesity prevalence dependence matrix will be created, allowing, for the first time the data-driven effectiveness predictions about specific policies on a community and the real-time monitoring of the population response, supported by powerful real-time data visualisations. In short, BigO will provide an innovative new suite, allowing the Public Health Authorities to evaluate their communities based on their obesity prevalence risk and to take local action, based on objective evidence. BigO does not aim to redefine, from the ground-up, the existing obesity-related policy strategies targeting childhood obesity prevalence. BigO does, however, aim to redefine the way those strategies are designed and deployed in the European societies.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-CNECT
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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 114 500

Participants (13)

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 503 125
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MANDO GROUP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 298 437,50
Address
Halsovagen 7
141 04 Huddinge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONELLA ENGELSKA SKOLAN I SVERIGE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 156 580
Address
Nytorpsvagen 5A
18353 Taby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDRYMA IATROVIOLOGIKON EREUNON AKADEMIAS ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 134 375
Address
Soranou Efesiou 4
115 27 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 283 031,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 537 737,50
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 156 062,50
Address
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 500
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EKPAIDEFTIRIA N. MPAKOGIANNI ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 56 875
Address
1 Chlm Perifereiakis Trikalon
41000 Larisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIVSMEDELS VERKET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 16 625
Address
Hamnesplanaden 5
751 26 Uppsala
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 194 625
Address
Kifissias 99
15124 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MYSPHERA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 463 437,50
Address
Ronda Auguste Y Louis Lumiere 23 Nave 13 Parque Tecnologico Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIETHNES PANEPISTIMIO ELLADOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
14Th Km Thessalonikis Moudania
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments