The ethics of using engineering to enhance athletic performance

JAMES, D. (2010). The ethics of using engineering to enhance athletic performance. Procedia engineering, 2 (2), 3405-3410.

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Advances on sports engineering have been shown to contribute to the general trend in improving athletic performance. Whilst the advances made by sports engineers have made sport safer, more enjoyable and more accessible, they have also raised significant concerns about fairness and athlete passiveness. During an extensive programme of public dialog events on the role of technology in sport, issues raised were found to be similar to those commonly associated with other human enhancement technologies such as biological and chemical 'doping'. It is argues that contrary to a large body of public opinion, sports engineering fundamentally differs from banned enhancement technologies; and that new advances should only be proscribed if they give the athlete an advantage over sport.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The engineering of sport 8 - engineering emotion. 8th conference of the international sports engineering association (ISEA)
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
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Page Range: 3405-3410
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 15:13
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 21:15

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