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Amy Purdy dances alongside a robotic arm during Rio 2016 Paralympics opening ceremony

20 September 2016

Stadium seats.

American snowboarder, Amy Purdy, stole the show with a breath-taking dance alongside a robotic arm.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters:

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to explain how technological outcomes have been successfully used by end-users for purposes other than what they were originally designed for. 4
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify examples where technology has changed people’s sensory perception and/or physical abilities and discuss the potential short and long term impacts of these. 4

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Keywords: robots, paralympics, characteristics of technology, characteristics of technological outcomes

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