Technology at Paralympics sparks advances and controversy
20 September 2016
Sometimes better technology has created a gap between athletes within the same division or classification, who have distinctly different levels of disability. Prince, who won a bronze medal in the 400 in London and finished sixth in the 200 meters in Rio, said the biggest difference that he has seen between the 2012 Paralympics and this year has not been a new piece of technology, but rather the number of competitors who are using the best equipment available.
Indicators of progression for discussion starters:
|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.
|Characteristics of technological outcomes||Use this and other examples to identify explain why time and context are important criteria for judging the fitness for purpose of technological outcomes.||5|
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