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Upper limb and mouse kinematics of different esports genres: A pilot study
biomechanics

Upper Limb and Mouse Kinematics of Esports Genres: A Pilot Study

The poster presentation titled “Upper limb and mouse kinematics of different esports genres: A pilot study” discusses a pilot study conducted by Antoine Dupuy, Adam J. Toth, and Mark Campbell. The study aims to investigate the upper limb and mouse kinematics of esports and individuals engaged in various esports genres, including Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), First-Person Shooter (FPS), and Adventure games. The study gathered data from 62 Gamescom participants and utilized tri-axial accelerometers and a custom Python script to track mouse cursor movements. Participants played their preferred genre for 10 minutes and had the option to choose between three different mouse sensitivity settings (400, 1000, and 1600 DPI).

Integrating Athletic Trainers in Esports Healthcare
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Integrating Athletic Trainers in Esports Healthcare

This article discusses the integration of athletic trainers (ATs) into the healthcare teams of esports athletes. It presents findings from a survey study conducted to understand the perspectives of ATs regarding their role in esports healthcare.

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Upper Body Compression Wear (Gaming Arm Sleeve) Improves Muscle Oxygenation Following Intense Video Game Training: a Randomized Cross-Over Study Among Competitive Gamers

The article titled “The Impact of Compression Clothing (gaming arm sleeve) on Performance and Recovery in Esports Athletes” by DiFrancisco-Donoghue et al., published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2023, investigates the effects of compression clothing on performance and recovery in esports athletes, particularly those engaged in high-intensity video gaming. Here’s a summary

Exercise Recommendations for e-Athletes:
Guidelines to Prevent Injuries and Health Issues
Esports Fitness

Exercise for Esports Athletes: Guidelines to Prevent Injuries and Health Issues

This article regarding exercise for esports athletes focuses on addressing the potential health risks and musculoskeletal injuries faced by esports players. It emphasizes the need for evidence-based exercise protocols to optimize performance, prevent injuries, and improve the overall well-being of e-athletes. The article covers several key aspects:

Gaming eye strain Effects of prolonged continuous computer gaming on physical and ocular symptoms and binocular vision functions in young healthy individuals
esports medicine

Gaming Eye Strain: Effects of Prolonged Continuous Computer Gaming on Physical and Ocular Symptoms and Binocular Vision Functions in Young Healthy Individuals

Gaming eye strain is a problem many players deal with. This article investigates the impact of prolonged computer gaming on physical symptoms and visual functions among college students. The study found that continuous computer gaming for four hours resulted in various physical discomforts, including ocular fatigue, neck and shoulder discomfort, dryness, and blurred vision. Participants:

Esports Medicine Care of the Esports Athlete
Esports Fitness

Esports Medicine: Care of the Esports Athlete

Esports, the world of competitive gaming, has witnessed explosive growth in recent years. With this rise in popularity comes the need for specialized healthcare to support the well-being and performance of esports athletes. This article published in Current Sports Medicine Reports explores the field of esports medicine, with topics ranging from eye health, disorders of

Sleep and the Athlete: Narrative Review and 2021 Expert Consensus Recommendations
esports medicine

Sleep and the Athlete: Narrative Review and 2021 Expert Consensus Recommendations

Çağla Melep, physiotherapist, reviews the most up-to-date sleep and performance recommendations for athletes and discusses how they can be applied to esports competitors as well in this month’s Esports Health and Performance Institute Journal Club.

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esports medicine

Video Game Practice Optimizes Executive Control Skills in Esports Performance

Executive function is a critical component of esports performance and gaming competency. It is well established that executive function can be improved through selective training. The esports community has various opinions on whether genetics vs practice plays a large role in the development of esports skills. This paper suggests that practice is important for skill

esports medicine certification
CEU

Continuing Education Credits: UPDATE

We’re well aware that there have been “esports certifications” tried before, and that most of them carry about as much weight as the pixels they’re (digitally) printed on. That’s why, when we created EHPI, we wanted to make sure our certifications carried a little more weight. We’ve done that in a few ways for different

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