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smart childhood Obesity CARing solution using IoT potential

Objective

Child obesity is the major pediatric public health concern, affecting around 224 million school-age children in the world. Its prevalence has tripled in many European countries since 1980, increasing in an alarming rate. Childhood obesity already affects more than one in three school-aged children in Brazil, Greece and Spain. The main goal of OCARIoT is to promote the improvement of eating and physical disorders and also the prevention of the obesity onset for children (between 9 and 12 years old). For doing so, OCARIoT will develop an IoT-based personalised coaching solution guiding children to adopt healthy eating and physical activity behaviour. The IoT network will allow observing child activity patterns of daily living, health evolution, physiological & behavioural parameters and environmental data. All this information combined with medical patterns will allows OCARIoT to provide a customised obesity coaching plan while enabling children to remain active and engaged in their well-being and healthy habits management. The proposed solution will be able to empower children (and also educational staff and families) in taking control of their health by collecting real-time information about nutrition and physical activity, and interconnecting doctors and children (including parents and tutors) in order to adapt the individual obesity coaching plan. OCARIoT will demonstrate and validate its results on three specific pilot sites in Spain, Greece and Brazil. The OCARIoT consortium will ensure children’s rights and data privacy, security and confidentiality through an Ethics Board composed by healthcare professionals and children representatives from different EU and Brazil organisations. 

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

H2020-EUB-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 316 402,50

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 285 625
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 275 625
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNPARALLEL INNOVATION LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 268 375
Address
Rua Das Lendas Algarvias Lote 123
8500-794 Portimao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLEGIO VIRGEN DE EUROPA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 129 000
Address
C/ Valle De Santa Ana 1
28669 Boadilla Del Monte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 154 625
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
Dimitriou Panagea Sttr
15351 Pallini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments