Sporting activities continue to strive and develop and are now a more significant part of our lives than ever before. A recent development has been the increasing demand for the application of ergonomics to the areas of sport, leisure and recreation. This reflects the huge public interest in these areas, the significant increase in commercialism and the advancement of elite sport. With London hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games it has only served to heighten interest in this area.
The IEHF Sports Ergonomics Special Interest Group provides passionate and insightful view into the world of ergonomics in sport. As sports enthusiasts, as well as ergonomics professionals, we will look at how the principles of ergonomics can be applied in sport. Our aim is to compile industry examples, expert analysis, debate and observations that will bring topical advances in sports ergonomics and industry developments together for people to read, learn and discuss.
This website as well as associated social media, blogs and articles will create a forum to enable the discussion of how the principles of ergonomics have been applied across the sports industry. Whether you are a qualified ergonomist, practioner in the sporting world, a student or someone surfing the net, we will add to these pages to show how Sports Ergonomics is a blend of physiology, psychology, biomechanics and design and how these areas are impacting on all aspects of physical activity.