Relevant research projects such as: Innovation Voucher, Innovation Partnership, BEHEST Cluster, etc

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.

METrainingLog (METL) : A J2ME/Online Athletes Training Log

WIT KRG are in early development stages of new Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher project with Irish company TocaSport Ltd.

The primary aim of this project is to investigate the development of a set of integrated web and mobile based tools to allow athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike to easily and quickly track their training, monitor their progress, and build a history of their training. It should allow all levels of athletes and users to get the most from their training and

Users will upload training performance sessions (Times, Dates, Locations, Reps, Recoverys etc) direct from their mobile device to a central web server. They may then either review their performance data online or via mobile at any location, even during training and racing.

As a secondary requirement the project will also investigate the feasibility of the integration of the following add-on services:

  • Server Side dynamic graphs for performance analysis.
  • Potential for uploading data from Bluetooth or Infrared external devices such as Polar and Garmin Heart Rate Monitors, PowerTap, SRM and Ergomo Power systems.


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 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 volunteersĀ  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: