Big Data powered recommendations for recreational athletes
Investigators: Barry Smyth, Brian Caulfield, Aonghus Lalor
A group led by Barry Smyth has been collaborating a leading fitness app to better understand how recreational athletes exercise, train, and compete. This research has been enabled through an application partner making their entire dataset (up to 2017) available to Insight for research purposes. Studies to date have focused on marathon runners to answer questions such as:
All of these are important questions to answer especially given the time and effort that people devote to their training. The work is possible because of the collaboration that exists in UCD between sports scientists and machine learning researchers.
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