Sport is an integral part of society, playing a key role in human health and well-being, and cultural, political and economic development. As sport is becoming more complex, competitive, diverse, and increasingly reliant on technology, HFE theories, methods, and principles are progressively being applied to help understand and optimize sports systems.
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport: Applications and Future Directions showcases the latest in sports HFE research and practice. Including contributions from both HFE and sports science researchers, it provides a collection of state-of-the-art studies, reviews and commentaries covering a diverse set of sports and sporting issues.
"This book is an excellent resource for all academics and students in general. It provides updated theoretical foundations and applications that conceive a world where everything is connected and embedded in technology that allows us to capture, process and visualise actions and interactions, also at transdisciplinary levels."
Professor Jaime Sampaio, Head of the Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD), University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
"With the changing nature of work comes an ever-greater focus on leisure. Sport is a major dimension of this crucial form of human activity. Now comes Salmon and his colleagues who have assembled a panoply of world leaders who each provide their own individual perspectives on this intriguing world. Their emphasis on the human factors and ergonomics of these activities brings us new and exciting insights. A great read for the specialist and generalist alike."
Professor Peter Hancock, Pegasus Professor, Provost Distinguished Research Professor and Trustee Chair, University of Central Florida, USA.
"Finally, the complexity of sports and health is being considered in full. This book challenges contemporary thinking toward the prevention of injuries in sports, and provides tangible solutions to help our field into a new decade."
Professor Evert Verhagen, Amsterdam Collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports & Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center
Table of contents
Chapter 1. An introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics in sport, Paul M. Salmon, Adam Hulme, Scott McLean & Colin Solomon
Chapter 2. Sport as a complex sociotechnical system, Adam Hulme, Scott McLean, Paul M. Salmon
Chapter 3. Using the principle of scaling to improve skill acquisition and the overall sporting experience in children’s sport, Adam Gorman, Ian Renshaw, J. Headrick & C. J. McCormack
Chapter 4. Injury prevention in sport – Design with Implementation in Mind, Erich Petushek & Alex Donaldson
Chapter 5. Physical ergonomics of distance running footwear, Laurent Malisoux & Daniel Theisen
Chapter 6. The evolution of steering wheel design in motorsport, James W. H. Brown, Neville A. Stanton, Kirsten M. A. Revell
Chapter 7. Current methods for optimising sports wheelchairs at an individual level, David S. Haydon, Ross A. Pinder
Chapter 8. Optimising athlete performance in race vehicle systems exposed to mechanical shock and vibration, Neil J. Mansfield
Chapter 9. Decision-making in sports: looking at and beyond the recognition-primed decision model, Anne-Claire Macquet
Chapter 10. Distributed situation awareness in Australian Rules Football officiating, Timothy Neville, Gemma J. M. Read, Paul M. Salmon
Chapter 11. Cognitive load in sport, Suzanna Russell, Vincent G. Kelly, Shona L. Halson & David G. Jenkins
Chapter 12. Using constraints in a complex sports system: modern day training for modern day cricket, Will Vickery, Kayla McEwan, Matthew E Clark & Candice J. Christie
Chapter 13. Performance analysis in sport: a Human Factors and Ergonomics approach, Scott McLean, Paul M. Salmon, Adam D. Gorman & Colin Solomon
Chapter 14. Environmental factors influencing early participation in para-sport, Bridie Kean & Christina Driver
Chapter 15. Round and round and up and down we go again: using causal loop diagrams to model football club performance, Paul M. Salmon & Scott McLean
Chapter 16. Performance pathways in the sport of dressage: a systems ergonomics approach, Elise Berber, Vanessa Beanland, Amanda Clacy, Gemma J. M. Read
Chapter 17. Network analysis of the goals scored at the 2018 football world cup, Scott McLean, Paul M. Salmon, Orito Forsyth
Chapter 18. Preventing, identifying, and treating concussion: A systems approach to concussion management in community sport, Amanda Clacy & Glenn Holmes
Chapter 19. Using computational modelling for sports injury prevention: agent-based modelling and system dynamics modelling, Adam Hulme, Jason Thompson, Rasmus Nielsen, Gemma J. M. Read, Scott McLean, Ben R. Lane, Paul M. Salmon
Chapter 20. Summary and Future Applications of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport, Paul M. Salmon, Scott McLean & Adam Hulme