Kevin O'Mahony

Kevin O Mahony
Position
Researcher
Email Address
kevin.omahony@cit.ie
Telephone Number
+353-21-4335181
Profile
Kevin graduated from the Cork Institute of Technology with a BA (Hons) in Multimedia in 2007 and a MA in Media Design in 2009. During this time, he gained valuable experience working as a multimedia developer also (eMedia Interactive Ltd), where he specialized in user-centred design methodologies through to developing 3D medical animations and e-learning courseware for life science companies and third level academic institutions. Kevin began a PhD in 2010 at the Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology. His research focuses on personalisation approaches for enabling people to determine how they control their environments through gesture interaction methods. At Nimbus, his research and development experience has also been applicable across industry-focused programmes. He has worked on designing and developing innovative interaction and interface solutions across various platforms (single user touchscreen, multi-user touchscreen, tablet and mobile) for Industries within healthcare, training and entertainment technology domains.

Currently studying PhD, Technologies for Embedded Computing Centre, Cork Institute of Technology

MA in Media Design, Cork Institute of Technology, Awarded by – Higher Education and Training Awards Council and Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, 2009

BA in Multimedia, Cork Institute of Technology, Awarded by – Higher Education and Training Awards Council and Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, 2007.

Research Interests:

User-Cenetred Design Methodologies, User Experience, User Interface and Interaction Design, Designing Gestural Interfaces, elearning, Ubiquitous Computing.

Posters:

O’Mahony, K., Liang, J. and Delaney, K. “Sensor Information Interactive Systems”, Irish Human Interaction Conference, Cork, Ireland, 2011

O’Mahony, K., “MeeTTable: A multi-user, multi-touch meeting room table and design planning application to support collaborative design planning meetings”, Information Design Conference 2012, London

Talks/Presentations:

“Multi-touch Platforms to Support 3D Medical Applications Design, Development and Delivery”, Industry Session at the Irish Human Interaction Conference, Dublin, 2010

“Gestural Control Management Systems for Smart Objects and Environments”, Conet Summer School 2011: “Networked Embedded Systems: Humans in the Loop”, BiCi, Bertinoro, Italy, July 24th – 30th, 2011

Articles:

PhD Research:

http://nimbus.cit.ie/2014/05/gesture-tech-leap-forward-is-likely-this-year/

http://nimbus.cit.ie/2013/11/yawn-and-the-lights-turn-off-can-we-really-control-our-homes-with-gestures/

http://www.independent.ie/life/family/learning/yawn-and-the-lights-turn-off-can-we-really-control-our-homes-with-gestures-29748662.html

http://nimbus.cit.ie/2013/09/nimbus-researchers-selected-for-kinect-developer-kit-program/

Mouthercise Project:

http://nimbus.cit.ie/2014/08/mouthercise/

eGo Project:

http://nimbus.cit.ie/2014/01/front-page-irish-examiner-ego-article/

http://nimbus.cit.ie/2013/12/your-body-is-the-password-improved-security-and-features-no-passwords-or-keys/

Research Video:

http://youtu.be/WZsvu37UwB0
 

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