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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Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.165
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    Abstract

    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
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.165
    Page Range: 3405-3410
    Depositing User: Carole Harris
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 15:13
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 12:47
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2356

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