Modern technology in Sport

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  • Modern Technology in Sport
    • Elite Performance and General Participation
      • Use of composite materials in rackets and protective gear
      • Provision of equipment for elite athletes
      • Disabled access e.g. specialist hoists at swimming pools
        • Prosthetics
      • Health Screening Devices
      • Heart rate monitors and GPS watches monitor and motivate performer
    • How has modern technology reduced or limited participation
      • Range of alternatives to physical activity and sport
        • Computers, game consoles etc likely to to lead to a sedentary lifestyle
      • Equipment
        • There is inequality between elite and recreational performers
    • Entertainment
      • Disadvantage
        • Interruptions can ruin flow of event
        • Reduce the amount of people who attend live
        • Performance analysed by pundits
      • Advantage
        • Increased entertainment through replays and slow motion
        • Giant screens show action at live events
        • Multiple camera angles to enjoy every aspect and
        • Determine whether officiating decisions are correct
    • Fair Outcomes
      • Advantage
        • Better timing devices available, eg for the IAAF
        • Helps to ensure officials are making the correct decisions
          • VAR, Hawkeye, TMO
        • Prevent injury, eg concussion in rugby
      • Disadvantage
        • Highlights any mistakes made by officials or players, leading to added pressure
  • Advantage
    • Increased entertainment through replays and slow motion
    • Giant screens show action at live events
    • Multiple camera angles to enjoy every aspect and
    • Determine whether officiating decisions are correct
  • Improved detection of doping or foul play
    • Advantage
      • Better timing devices available, eg for the IAAF
      • Helps to ensure officials are making the correct decisions
        • VAR, Hawkeye, TMO
      • Prevent injury, eg concussion in rugby

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