In football, the use of wearable EPTS (Electronic Performance Tracking Systems) was approved in principle by IFAB (International Football Association Board) in 2015. Recently, a proposal to define a global standard for EPTS devices was approved; FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) are undertaking work to develop this standard. The EPTS standard will include minimum safety requirements for players.
To address this, the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) at Sheffield Hallam University is conducting research to inform the minimum safety requirements of EPTS devices.
The following questionnaire 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.
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) at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You are free to withdraw your participation at any time.