Sport Technology

Sport Technology        
Prepared by  Prepared by: Chris Hume and Dr Ralph Richards, Senior Research Consultants, Clearinghouse for Sport, Sport Australia
evaluated by  Evaluation by: Dr Daniel James, Associate Professor, Sport and Biomedical program, School of Engineering, Griffith University and Queensland Academy of Sport (January 2017)
Reviewed by  Reviewed by network: Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN)
Last updated  Last updated: 4 December 2018
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Technology in its many forms is shaping the way we all engage, consume and participate in sport.

The use of technology in sport is extensive today. Some thematic applications include coaching and competition analysis, clothing and wearables, science and human performance, media broadcasting and communications, entertainment, e-sports, business and digital transformation, and sporting facility planning and use.

Key Messages 


Technology is pervasive in sport including its application in infrastructure, horticulture, materials, wearables, electronics, medicine/medical, digital and social.


Innovative technology applications continue to challenge (or ‘disrupt’) traditional business models across the sport sector.


Sporting organisations that invest wisely in their digital capability are more likely to connect with customers (and fans) effectively and realise growth and wider business innovation.


Successful development and implementation of innovative technologies in elite sport can enhance and/or contribute to a measurable ‘competitive advantage’.

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