BigO: A public health decision support system for measuring obesogenic behaviors of children in relation to their local environment

Christos DIou, Ioannis Sarafis, Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Leonidas Alagialoglou, Irini Lekka, Dimitrios Filos, Leandros Stefanopoulos, Vasileios Kilintzis, Christos Maramis, Youla Karavidopoulou, Nikos Maglaveras, Ioannis Ioakimidis, Evangelia Charmandari, Penio Kassari, Athanasia Tragomalou, Monica Mars, Thien An Ngoc Nguyen, Tahar Kechadi, Shane O'Donnell, Gerardine DoyleSarah Browne, Grace O'Malley, Rachel Heimeier, Katerina Riviou, Evangelia Koukoula, Konstantinos Filis, Maria Hassapidou, Ioannis Pagkalos, Daniel Ferri, Isabel Perez, Anastasios Delopoulos

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Abstract

Obesity is a complex disease and its prevalence depends on multiple factors related to the local socioeconomic, cultural and urban context of individuals. Many obesity prevention strategies and policies, however, are horizontal measures that do not depend on context-specific evidence. In this paper we present an overview of BigO (http://bigoprogram.eu), a system designed to collect objective behavioral data from children and adolescent populations as well as their environment in order to support public health authorities in formulating effective, context-specific policies and interventions addressing childhood obesity. We present an overview of the data acquisition, indicator extraction, data exploration and analysis components of the BigO system, as well as an account of its preliminary pilot application in 33 schools and 2 clinics in four European countries, involving over 4,200 participants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5864-5867
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/07/2024/07/20

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