Sport and Technology have always gone hand in hand. The ever-increasing number of records set - and broken - over the past century, can be explained by some advances in technology. The Physics in Sport (TEC 200) module presents the law of physics applied to sport and the evolution of sports equipment.
Presentations from academic and field experts provide participants with the fundamentals and knowledge in each of the following three modules:
· Material & Equipment for Sport (TEC 300)
· Sport Infrastructure (TEC 400)
· Information and Communication Technologies in Sport (TEC 500)
The overarching goal of these three modules inside the Technology Block is to understand the key elements of developing technological solutions for equipment, infrastructure and communication technologies used in sport.
The Technology part of the AISTS MAS in Sport Administration programme benefits from the competences of EPFL, a global leader in many engineering and technology research domains.
In parallel to these three modules, participants conduct their own projects within the Sport Technology Project (TEC 100) by researching, describing and presenting a technological solution in one of the three above fields. Examples of projects include: developing new functional textiles, sensors for body performance analysis, temporary and sustainable stadiums, and fan web portals.
The projects require participants to take into account a new technology and its compatibility with the ethical standards of maintaining fair play and minimising the unfair advantages of technology. At the same time, participants must also consider the interests of multiple stakeholders. From recreational purposes to elite performance, each stakeholder has its own separate set of goals, which can blur, at times, the line between right and wrong, advancement and stagnation.
The Sports Technology Project provides participants with the understanding that sport is a laboratory for innovation and development where stakeholders can play a significant role.