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‘Tech-wondo’ shows off its innovations at Rio 2016 Olympic Games test event

08 July 2016


Taekwondo today includes electronic point scoring, video replays, and head protectors with electronic sensors. The idea of the head sensors is to minimise the chances of refereeing errors, since blows to the head are worth three times more than blows to the torso and often decide contests. 

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose. 1
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to explain how critical evaluation, informed creativity and boundary pushing impacts on technological development and public views of technology.  7





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Keywords: rio 2016 olympics, sport, digital, electronics, characteristics of technology

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