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Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise

Edited by: Youlian Hong

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  December  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415518635
eBook ISBN: 9780203123355
Adobe ISBN: 9781136338656

10.4324/9780203123355
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Book description

Ergonomics is concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. With an increasing number of people becoming conscious about their health and participating in sport or physical activity, ergonomics has become an increasingly prominent concern within the sport and exercise sciences. From the design of footwear and artificial playing surfaces, to studies of proprioception by obese children , the way in which people interact with their environment - designed and natural – has important implications for performance sport and for the design of safe and beneficial forms of physical activity.

The Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of cutting-edge scientific research into ergonomics in sport and exercise. Written by world-leading international scientists and researchers, the book explores key topics such as:

  • Musculoskeletal adaptation to sports and exercise
  • Environmental factors of injury and fatigue
  • Load weight and performance
  • Ergonomics in adapted sports and exercise
  • Measurement in sports and exercise
  • Modeling and simulation in ergonomics design
  • Influence of playing surface, footwear and equipment design

Bridging the gap between fundamental scientific research in sport and exercise and applications in sport and exercise contexts, this is an important reference for all advanced students, researchers and professionals working in sport and exercise science, kinesiology, sports technology, sports engineering, ergonomics, and product design.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Resistance Training and Endurance Performance Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Breathing Entrainment and Respiratory Muscle Training for Rowing Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Neuromuscular Adaptations in Running Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Biomechanical Adaptation in Ice Hockey Skating Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Fatigue and Injury in Soccer Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Environmental Factors For Fatigue And Injury In Ultra-Endurance Sports Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Environmental Factors for Fatigue and Injury in Breath-Hold/Scuba Diving Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Biomechanical and Physiological Study on Adaptability to Cold Environment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Effects of Environmental Conditions on Performance in winter sports Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Applied Ergonomics of Cycling Performance Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Effects of Environmental Conditions on Competitive Swimming Performance Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Effects of Environmental Condition on Performance in Soccer Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Effect of Backpack Types and Loads on Children’s Mediolateral Spinal Posture During Stair Walking Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Effect of Unilateral Load Carriage on the Muscle Activities of the Trunk and Lower Limb of Young Healthy Males During Gait Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Differences in Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Control of Walking With Backpack Loads Between Children and Adults Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Effect of Backpack Load and Gait Speed on Plantar Forces During Treadmill Walking Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Resistive Force Selection and Upper Body Contraction Dynamics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Measurement of Power in Mechanically Braked Cycle Ergometers for Performance Evaluation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Metabolic Testing Principles for Optimizing Performance Testing and Training Goals in Sport and Exercise Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Power Meter Principles for Optimizing Testing, Training and Performance Strategies in Cycling Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Selection of Parameters Using Ground Reaction Force Measurement and 3D Motion Capture for Developing Biomechanical Feedback Training in Golf Download PDF
Chapter  22:  In-Shoe Plantar Loads During Overground Running Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Effect of Playing Surfaces on Performance in Tennis Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Loading Patterns on Natural Grass and Synthetic Turf in American Football Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Human Movement on Ice Surface Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Snow – The Performance Surface for Alpine Skiing Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Effects of Elastic Shoe Cover on Running Mechanics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Cushioning Performance of Running Shoes with Eva and Pu Midsoles During 500 Km Running Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Effect of Alterations to Calcaneal Movement During Running Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Influence of Soccer Shoe Construction on Performance and Injuries Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Effect of Shoe Heel Modification on Shock Attenuation and Joint Loading During Extreme Lunge Movement in Elite Badminton Players Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Effects of Footwear on the Economy of Movement Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Head Injuries, Measurement Criteria and Helmet Design Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Effects of Functional Knee Bracing on Injury Prevention and Sport Performance Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Interaction of Tennis Racket Design and Biomechanical Factors Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Rowing Ergometer Design and Lumbar Stress Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Protective Headgear in Sports Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Modelling and Simulation in Springboard Diving Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Modelling in Rowing Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Head-Brain-Sas Biomechanics and TBI in Sports and Accidents Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Modelling and Simulation in Discus Throw Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Three-Dimensional Musculoskeletal Modelling of Resistance Training Exercises Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Biomechanics of Vertical Jump Performance in Unilateral Trans-Tibial Amputees Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Three-Dimensional Pushrim Forces During Different Racing Wheelchair Propulsion Speeds Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Development and Application of Wheelchair Tennis Fitness Test for Improving Competitiveness Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Kinematics of Shot-Put, Discus and Javelin Throwing in Paralympic Athletes Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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