The BriteN project is aimed at reducing the risk of obesity in children and lowering the proba-bility of developing the metabolic syndrome for food. It examines the nutrition interventions that can be effective. Virtual reality is used to identify these effects. The study takes into account differences between boys and girls.

Biomarkers. Researchers from the Donders Institute at the Radboud University/UMC in the Netherlands will develop a system that allows for nutritional interventions to be tested. Researchers from the Donders Institute and TNO will contribute their knowledge of biomarkers, substances or signals in the body that give a status, profile report of the body.

Virtual Company. Metris develops an interactive space with touch screens that test cognitive functions and if food regulation is possible. Green Dino will design virtual reality technology to test the cognitive development of young children. Artinis Medical Systems will develop a device to measure brain activity, based on NIRS technology and tests to measure the impact of cogni­tive interventions in children.

Young children. The tasks and virtual reality games are developed in such a way (by Radboud University/UMC) that the results apply to animals and humans. Mead Johnson Nutrition will provide knowledge about nutrition concepts and ingredients for babies and (young) children and is involved in testing for ap­propriate nutrition interventions.

Figure: Prevent obesity with technology support.

Subsidy: approximately € 2.000.000,-

i3B partners: Donders Institute, TNO, Metris, Artinis

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Status: running