Sports Technology Lecture
Sports technology — enabling, enhancing or cheating?
24 May 2012 | IET London: Savoy Place
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About the lecture
Enabling, enhancing or cheating?
Dr David James, Centre for Sports Engineering Research
From: Sports Technology Lecture, 24 May 2012, London
Science and engineering has dramatically shaped the modern sporting world, sometimes causing controversy, but always generating fascination. From the latest developments in prosthetics to the fastest bikes in the world, new technologies continue to push the limits of athletic performance to ever greater heights.
At the core of all sports is the concept of fairness, the idea that it is only the virtuous perfection of natural talents that makes a true champion.
In our rapidly changing technological age how do we ensure that the values of sport are not corrupted by the enhancement techniques pioneered by the sports scientist and engineer?
This talk explored the impact of technology in paralympic sport and revealed where the future may take us.
The talk was presented by Dr David James, a leading sports engineer and the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Public Engagement Fellow.