Involve children in their own health and control of food
The project OCARIoT project: smart childhood Obesity CARing solution using IoT potential, in which the Innovation Unit – IDISSC of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital participates actively and is funded by the European Commission within the Framework Program for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 has as a main objective to promote the improvement of diet and physical disorders as well as the prevention of obesity among children between 9 and 12 years of age.
OCARIoT is developing 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 allow 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.
Children’s rights and data privacy, security and confidentiality are ensured by the OCARIoT consortium, through an ethics board made up of health professionals and representatives of children from different organizations in the EU and Brazil.
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, COLEGIO VIRGEN DE EUROPA and SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD from Spain
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS and ELLINOGERMANIKI AGOGI SCHOLI PANAGEA SAVVA AE from GREECE
UNPARALLEL INNOVATION LDA from Portugal
Universidade de Fortaleza, Instituto Atlântico, Fundaçao CPqD Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Telecomuneaçoes Instituto Nutes and Universidade Estadual do Ceará