Author: coolcom5

Lecturer Computing WIT 1997-2008 Set up 2005

MSc in Computer Science ( Multimedia Learning and Sport ). Research based.

Enquiries are sought for students to undertake a MSc in Computer Science by research at WIT. This focus is on investigating the application of Mayers Cognitive Multimedia Learning Theory in a sports domains through the use of iPod and associated technologies. The aim is to specialise in sport activities with a definite strategic focus on learning. The course is suitable for a graduate with a computer science background and a keen interest in sports. However it may also be attractive to graduate with Sports Coaching or traditional Educational qualifications, and relevant computing experience, who wish to explore the potential of Multimedia as a learning tool. Key words are: eLearning, Multimedia Learning theory, Dual Coding theory, Cognitive Load Theory, Multiple Intelligences, Mental Imagery. This is a funded offer ( Course fees ) and students will be provided with individual iPad2 units. 1 place available

Place awarded through interview. Please contact Michael for more details at : 087 9021451

ICELW 2011, Columbia University

International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace

ICELW Conference (, See conference Program here. Michael McMahon Presented a paper based on his 2009 MA thesis on the Application of Mayers Cognitive Multimedia Learning Theory and associated Concepts in a Sports Domain. See Abstract here. Specifically the learning of basketball plays which can be defined as complex, strategic and spatial specific problems. Work was completed in association with Irish u18 ladies basketball during their tour to united states in 2009. Topics includes Mayers Multimedia Learning theory, Cognitive load theory, Multiple intelligences, Dual coding and Mental imagery. Interesting and challenging environment. See talk slides here.

WIT KRG membership of IACSS

Internation Association for Computer Science and Sport

Internation Association on Computer Science in Sport

The WIT KRG is a member of IACSS. They produce a useful and interesting monthly newsletter which in future we will attach to the links widget on this website. This post will give you a flavour of the topics addressed

The International Association on Computer Science in Sport (IACSS), and the predessesor (the WorkingGroup COSISP), were founded to improve the international cooperation in the field of Computer Science in Sport. Obviously, the internationalization of this discipline is of great importance for the exchange of views, the discussion and presentation of current research results as well as the realization of joint research projects. This has also been become apparent by six successful International Symposiums “Computer Science in Sport ” in Cologne (1997), Vienna (1999), Cardiff (2001), Barcelona (2003), Hvar (2005) and Calgary (2007).

If you wish to register as a member or simply review content then click here

WIT/Wexford GAA 3D & Mobile Stats 08-09

New in January 2009 is a prototype trial of a new mobile-based Match Analysis application developed in WIT through Enterprise Ireland funded research. The system is being trialed with the 2009 Wexford Senior County Hurling Squad. Thanks to Colm Bonnar and his management team for assistance with project concept and development.

Sports Stats Mobile Screen Shots

Sports Stats Mobile Screen Shots

3DCoach 2008

3DCoach 2008

The Management team will also make use of the 3D Coach application designed and developed in WIT. KRG wishes Colm and Team the best of luck  for 2009.

X-Factor: WIT 3D Golf Swing Analysis

As part of Industry-Led (SEEPP 2006)  research project to analyse and measure golf swing kinematic data for PGA professional Mr. Peter Lawrie. Project used 50Mhz digital video capture and SIMI Motion capture System.  Project gathered data on subjects X-Factor (ie. swing data, Shoulder and Hip Rotation ratio). Project completed during coaching sessions in La Manga, Spain in association with SportsHorizon UK.

Front View                                  Side View

3D Swing analysis can be viewed as follows:

3D Golf Swing

3D Golf Swing

WIT 3D Motion Capture for Sport and Computer Gaming

Project carried out using 3D Motion Capture Software, SIMI,  (in conjunction with SportsHorizon UK), High Speed Video Capture and Poser Software. Project had two aims. Capture data for kinematic analysis of sports skills and generation of BVH motion capture raw data files for use in  Computer Gaming and Animation. 3D  Motion Capture is component of Final Year 3D Modelling BSc Multimedia

SIMI 3D Motion Capture Software

SIMI 3D Motion Capture Software

Resulting 3D Objects can be viewed and analysed here:

Gaelic Football

Hurling Catch

Other sport kinematic  data can be analysed here:

Pole Vault


Long Jump


WIT Mobile Sports Statistics Application – Flash Lite 2.1

Project investigating the process for developing mobile phone based sports notation analysis software (in conjunction with EMC-Sports Ltd and Enterprise Ireland).

Sports practitioners are continuously monitoring and measuring performance. Currently field notation analysis is primarily a manual or PC/Laptop based exercise. The portability, processing power and distributed capabilities of mobile devices can significantly improve data gathering, sharing and analysis.

Thanks to EMC-Sports Ltd. and Enterprise Ireland for cooperation in development process. We are currently looking for volunteers  to work on test trials with specific senior county GAA squads for January 2009. Anyone interested contact :

M-Stat Main Menu

1. Main Menu

Zone Tracking  -  Event Tracking  -  Play Tracking

Zone Tracking - Event Tracking - Play Tracking

WIT & Flash Lite 2.1 Mobile Sports Fixtures & Results Service

Work completed on Enterprise Ireland Innovation voucher project for EMCSPORTS Ltd. The project focused on design and development of Mobile Phone Based Application for Sports Statistics and Analysis. Thanks to project team members (Mr. Liang Xhang, Mr. Jamie King) for dedication and expertise and the Research Support team (Ms. Susie Cullinane and Mr. Tom Corcoran).

Two prototypes were completed.

1. Analysis and Statistics. (See other Post)

2. Fixture & Results provision ( See Below)

Flash Lite Based Mobile Aplications

The Fixtures & Results system was delivered with accompanying website. All results are uploaded directly from mobile phone to website. View website and download mobile software at:

WIT Mobile Devices & Digital Media for Golf Industry

Work on 2nd Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher project continues. The project will integrate digital video with mobile phone services for the Corporate Golf Services industry. Created a video podcast  for industry partner to outline the services the technology would provide. See the link below. Thanks to Niall King for help in putting this movie together. If you wish to get involved in this project contact