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

section Section I|40 pages

Introduction to HFE in Sport

chapter 1|18 pages

An Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport

ByPaul M. Salmon, Adam Hulme, Scott McLean, Colin Solomon

chapter 2|20 pages

Sport as a Complex Socio-Technical System

ByAdam Hulme, Scott McLean, Paul M. Salmon

section Section II|92 pages

Physical HFE Applications

chapter 3|14 pages

Using the Principle of Scaling to Improve Skill Acquisition and the Overall Sporting Experience in Children’s Sport

ByAdam D. Gorman, Ian Renshaw, Jonathon Headrick, Christopher J. McCormack

chapter 4|14 pages

Injury Prevention in Sport – Design with Implementation in Mind

ByErich Petushek, Alex Donaldson

chapter 5|16 pages

Physical Ergonomics of Distance Running Footwear

ByLaurent Malisoux, Daniel Theisen

chapter 6|16 pages

The Evolution of Steering Wheel Design in Motorsport

ByJames W. H. Brown, Neville A. Stanton, Kirsten M. A. Revell

chapter 7|18 pages

Current Methods for Optimising Sports Wheelchairs at an Individual Level

ByDavid S. Haydon, Ross A. Pinder

section Section III|106 pages

Cognitive HFE Applications

chapter 9|20 pages

Decision-Making in Sport

Looking at and beyond the Recognition-Primed Decision Model
ByAnne-Claire Macquet

chapter 11|20 pages

Cognitive Load in Sport

BySuzanna Russell, Vincent G. Kelly, Shona L. Halson, David G. Jenkins

chapter 12|20 pages

Using Constraints in a Complex Sports System

Modern Day Training for Modern Day Cricket
ByW. Vickery, K. McEwan, M. E. Clark, Candice J. Christie

chapter 13|18 pages

Performance Analysis in Sport

A Human Factors and Ergonomics Approach
ByScott McLean, Paul M. Salmon, Adam D. Gorman, Colin Solomon

section Section IV|106 pages

Systems HFE Applications

chapter 14|14 pages

Environmental Factors Influencing Early Participation in Para-Sport

ByBridie Kean, Christina Driver

chapter 15|14 pages

Round and Round and Up and Down We Go Again

Using Causal Loop Diagrams to Model Football Club Performance
ByPaul M. Salmon, Scott McLean, Karl Dodd, Nicholas Stevens

chapter 16|18 pages

Performance Pathways in the Sport of Dressage

A Systems Ergonomics Approach
ByElise Berber, Vanessa Beanland, Amanda Clacy, Gemma J. M. Read

chapter 17|16 pages

Network Analysis of the Goals Scored at the 2018 Football World Cup

ByScott McLean, Paul M. Salmon, Orito Takemoto-Forsyth

chapter 18|20 pages

Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Concussion

A Systems Approach to Concussion Management in Community Sport
ByAmanda Clacy, Glenn Holmes

chapter 19|22 pages

Using Computational Modelling for Sports Injury Prevention

Agent-Based Modelling and System Dynamics Modelling
ByAdam Hulme, Jason Thompson, Rasmus Nielsen, Gemma J. M. Read, Scott McLean, Ben R. Lane, Paul M. Salmon

section Section V|9 pages

Future Applications of HFE in Sport

chapter 20|7 pages

Summary and Future Applications of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport

ByPaul M. Salmon, Scott McLean, Adam Hulme