Round Tables

  • OCARIoT – Internet of Things (IoT) and
    Serious Games to Promote
    Healthy Lifestyles of Children and Teenagers
  • Chair

    Dr. Antonis Kambas,

    Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
    Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

  • Agenda

    1. Visions & Aims of OCARIoT
    • Dr Leire Bastida
      Project Manager & Programmes Responsible eServices
      TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
    • Ana Moya Cañas
      Project Manager & Researcher
      TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain
    1. Technical Solutions of OCARIoT
    • Dr Konstantinos Votis
      Researcher, Director Visual Analytics Laboratory
      Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
    • Dr Andreas Triantafyllidis
      Research Associate
      Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece
    1. Implementing OCARIoT in Real School Settings
    • Kostas Soutos
      Physical Education Teacher, Head Department of Physical Education
      Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA), Greece
    • Thomas Fischer
      Educational Psychologist & Senior Researcher
      Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA), Greece
    1. Assessing & Evaluating Physical Activitiy of Children & Teenagers
    • Antonis Kambas
      Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
      Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
    • Klearchos Panousis
      Physical Education Teacher, Deputy Head Department of Physical Education
      Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA), Greece
  • Abstract

    Smart childhood Obesity CARing solution using IoT potential

    Child obesity is the major paediatric public health concern affecting around 224 million school-aged children in the world. Its prevalence has tripled in many European countries since 1980, still increasing in an alarming rate. More than one in three school-aged children in Brazil, Greece and Spain are overweight or are affected by obesity.

    Thus, the main goal of OCARIoT (i.e. smart childhood Obesity CARing solution using IoT potential) is to promote the improvement of eating and physical behaviours and the prevention of the obesity onset for children between 9 and 12 years old.

    For doing so, OCARIoT develops an Internet of Things (IoT)-based personalised coaching solutions based on a Decision Support System (DSS) guiding children to improve healthy eating and physically active lifestyles. The IoT network will allow observing child activity patterns of daily living, health evolution, physiological and behavioural parameters as well as environmental data. OCARIoT offers an open Dashboard for educators and parents systematically compiling information from various self-reflection tools and IoT sources and an interactive App for children to motivate and encourage children in order to commit them to follow-up their personalised coaching plans.

    The workshop will explore first the underlying visions and aims of OCARIoT, second gives an hands- and brains-on experience of the technical solutions of the project, third describes the implementation of OCARIoT in real school settings and finally describes state-of-the-art methods to assess and evaluate physical activities of children and teenagers.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira