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Exploring the Applications of Virtual Reality within Sports Coaching

Cooper, Jack (2018) Exploring the Applications of Virtual Reality within Sports Coaching. MSc by research thesis, University of York.

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The world we live in is one which is obsessed with sport. It comes as no surprise then, that technology is beginning to find its way into the sporting world. Virtual reality (VR) is a perfect example of a form of technology which is incredibly exciting, and that has already begun to be applied to sports such as American Football, or Soccer (more commonly referred to as football). VR, however, has not yet found its purpose in sports such as football, with the technology often being used as a fun gimmick. This study, therefore, will discuss the possible applications of virtual reality within sports training. The study will begin by carrying out a literature review, before carrying out detailed user research. Once sufficient research has been completed, a VR football training prototype will be designed and developed in accordance with this research. The prototype for this case study will focus on football, as this is the sport that the dissertation will focus on in detail. Once development has been completed, the prototype will be tested on a series of football players and experts. Results will then be discussed and applied to other sports. As part of the evaluation process, a VR football training system of the future will be designed using results of tests which feature in this study. This design, along with all other relevant feedback, will form the conclusion of the study, as this project aims to explore how virtual reality can be most effectively applied to the training routines of sports athletes.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc by research)
Academic Units: The University of York > Theatre, Film & Television (York)
Depositing User: Mr Jack Cooper
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 11:22
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 11:22
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/23136

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