Launch of WeNet activities in Mexico

The Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnologíca (IPICYT), WeNet Mexican partner, organized a press conference in San Luis Potosi on 27th June 2019, to present the project to the academic community and 14 journalists. Prof. Luis Antonio Salazar Olivo, Director of the Instituto Potosino de Investigacion Cientifica, introduced Dr. Salvador Ruiz Correa, responsible for WeNet Mexico, and Viridiana Robledo Valero, health sciences specialist collaborating with the project. They explained how the WeNet platform will be used in Mexico to collect mobile data of young Mexican volunteers to study behavioural and environmental patterns that could be linked to health issues like overweight and obesity.

This first mobile study will test the initial version of some of the WeNet platform technological components, while allowing the Wenet partners to understand ethical and legal aspects related to collecting and processing personal data in North-South settings.

The press conference resulted in an impressive media coverage with 11 short stories published on different media outlets, check them out here on press page.

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