Mobile Web Technologies in Sports: Design, Development and Evaluation of a Training Assistant
Friday, June 29 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Location: De Wallen
Presider: Kurt Ackermann, Hokusei Gakuen University Junior College, Japan
Abstract: This paper describes the design, development and evaluation of a technology-based mobile training assistant, TASI, providing support for amateur athletes and coaches in handball sports. TASI addresses typical problems in amateur sports regarding the lack of coaches to personalize training and to provide alternative training forms, which is often required to support athletes recovering from injuries or with specific training demands. In addition, TASI provides support in the introduction of novel types of training and exercises. TASI was developed both following a user-centered design approach and applying a design-based research methodology. The training assistant was tested with coaches and athletes of different teams, and evaluation was performed with respect to usability and user acceptance based on the System Usability Scale (SUS) and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), respectively. Results of this evaluation proved a high degree of usability and user acceptance.