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Investigating the perceived effectiveness of digital technology for elite athlete support in golf

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conference contribution
posted on 02.08.2019 by Aimee Mears, Ieuan Phillips, Josh Sumner
Digital technologies have enabled vast and varied amounts of data to be captured on elite athletes. The data is intended for use by athletes, coaches and support team e.g. physiotherapists, sports scientists for many purposes including performance development or injury prevention. However, the usefulness of such digital technologies and the information gathered is only beneficial if deemed effective by all those involved. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of digital technology for elite athletes’ development and support from athlete, coach and support team perspective in golf. Interviews were conducted with athletes, coaches and support team for a sport where digital technologies were used to facilitate training. The results of the study uncovered four categories that helped to understand how effectiveness was perceived which were “The Influence on Psychological Well-being and Proprioception”, “Measurement Uncertainty”, “Environment” and “Type, Ease and Frequency of Use”. Exploring these categories provided insight into the best practices for digital technology integration into elite athlete support and ultimately can help shape future developments of digital technologies.

Funding

Advanced Olympic Studies Programme

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support

Volume

1

Pages

190 - 197

Source

7th International Conference on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support (icSports 2019)

Publisher

SCITEPRESS

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications

Acceptance date

18/07/2019

Publication date

2019-09

Copyright date

2019

ISBN

9789897583834

Publisher version

Language

en

Editor(s)

João Vilas-Boas; Pedro Pezarat-Correia; Jan Cabri

Location

Vienna, Austria

Event dates

20th September 2019 - 21st September 2019

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