The use of electronic devices to track player performance is growing. In football, the use of wearable EPTS (Electronic Performance Tracking Systems) was approved (in principle) in 2015. More recently, a proposal to define a global standard for these devices was approved; FIFA are undertaking work to develop this standard.
The EPTS standard will include minimum safety requirements for players. The Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) at Sheffield Hallam University is conducting research to inform the minimum safety requirements of EPTS devices.
The questionnaire (link below) aims to (1) review your experience of wearing (or playing against others wearing) EPTS devices, (2) identify injuries that you might have sustained wearing EPTS devices and (3) review your concerns regarding the wearing of such devices.
Questionnaire link: Performance Tracking Systems in Football: Injury Survey
The questionnaire should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. If you are a footballer, who is over 18 years old and have worn, or played against others wearing EPTS devices, then we would like to hear from you.
If you have any questions, please contact us before completing questionnaire. You are free to withdraw your participation at any time.
Figure 1. Football player tracking and analytics (adapted from Vizrt, 2017).
Vizrt. (2017). Viz Arena Football [online]. Available: https://vimeo.com/91317352. [Accessed: 30 January, 2017].