BigO - Webinar
03 June 2020 / 14:00 CEST
On Wednesday June 3th 14:00 (CET) the BigO consortium will host a webinar in which the project, platform, and first results will be presented. You can register now!
The BigO project is a European funded ICT big data which aims to develop and validate a digital platform to collect data on children’s behavior patterns and their living environment. With advanced analytics, it extracts data-driven evidence on individual behaviors and combines it with environmental data from external sources. The BigO public health portal aims to advise public health authorities on how to develop and to plan effective programs and policies in order to prevent childhood obesity.
Children and adolescents with obesity have a higher risk of developing various diseases later on, compared to children without obesity. The reasons why some children become obese are complex, and behaviour, the living environment, and public health policies all play a role. BigO collects and analyses anonymous data on children’s behavioural patterns and their living environment. With advanced analytics BigO extracts data-driven evidence on which local factors are involved, and how these factors influence childhood obesity in Europe.
With this information BigO will be able to advice clinics and public health authorities on how to develop and plan effective programs and policies in an attempt to reduce childhood obesity.
Anyone interested in the topics of child obesity and how to use Big Data to tackle the issue.