June 23, 2024

Innovative technology in sport: ethical perspectives - Prof. Loland

Published June 12, 2023, 3:20 a.m. by Courtney

Invited Session at ecss Vienna 2016 "Crossing borders through technology"

Innovative technology in sport: ethical perspectives

Loland, S.

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Technological innovations of many kinds change sport. Firstly, a systematic review is given of various kinds of innovative sport

technology. A categorization is proposed ranging from development of traditional sport equipment to innovations in information

technology and biotechnology. Secondly, actual and possible implications for sport of these innovations are discussed from an ethical point of view. On the one hand, innovative technology can increase experiential values such as joy and mastery, reduce health risk, and enhance performance. On the other hand, new technology can change the nature of sport in problematic ways, increase health

risk, and challenge athletes’ status as responsible moral agents. Particular attention will be given to challenges posed by innovative


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