Grand Challenges in SportsHCI

Don Samitha Elvitigala*, Armağan Karahanoğlu, Andrii Matviienko, Laia Turmo Vidal, Doederus Boëtius Witsius Postma, Michael Jones, Maria Montoya, Daniel Harrison, Lars Elbæk, Florian Daiber, Lisa Anneke Burr, Rakesh Patinba, Paulo Bruno, Perttu Hämäläinen, Robby van Delden, Regina Bernhaupt, Xipei Ren, Vincent van Rheden, Fabio Zambetta, Elisa van den HovenCarine Lallemand, Dennis Reidsma, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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The field of Sports Human-Computer Interaction (SportsHCI) investigates interaction design to support a physically active human being. Despite growing interest and dissemination of SportsHCI literature over the past years, many publications still focus on solving specific problems in a given sport. We believe in the benefit of generating fundamental knowledge for SportsHCI more broadly to advance the field as a whole. To achieve this, we aim to identify the grand challenges in SportsHCI, which can help researchers and practitioners in developing a future research agenda. Hence, this paper presents a set of grand challenges identified in a five-day workshop with 22 experts who have previously researched, designed, and deployed SportsHCI systems. Addressing these challenges will drive transformative advancements in SportsHCI, fostering better athlete performance, athlete-coach relationships, spectator engagement, but also immersive experiences for recreational sports or exercise
motivation, and ultimately, improve human well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’24)
PublisherACM SigCHI
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2024
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2024: Surfing the World - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 11 May 202416 May 2024


ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2024
Abbreviated titleCHI 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Sports technology
  • physical activity
  • grand challenges


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