Advances in technology have always had a significant impact on sport. This book surveys the next generation of emerging technologies and considers how sport managers, governing bodies and officials can meet the challenges that they pose for sport competition, participation and events.
It explores cutting edge developments in areas such as gene doping, vision and brain technologies, 3D printing technologies, molecular communication technologies and our ability to "rebuild" bodies. Each chapter considers the implications of a particular technology in terms of ethics, rules and regulations, facilities and resourcing, as well as the emergence of completely new forms of sport, and offers strategies for future sport management.
Emerging Technologies in Sport is a valuable resource for sport industry professionals, undergraduate students in the fields of sport management, sport tourism, and sport business, and a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in sport and future applications of emerging technologies within sport.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Emerging Technologies and their Implications in Sport Management, Part 1: Emerging Performance-Enhancing Technologies, 2. 3D Printing Technologies and Implications for Sport Management, 3. Molecular Communication Technology and Implications for Sport Management, 4. Bionic Vision Technology and Implications for Sport Management, 5. Emerging Blood Doping Technology and Implications for Sport Management, Part 2: Getting the Competition Results Correct, 6. Artificial Intelligence and Implications for Sport Officiating, Part 3: Safeguarding the Natural Environment for the Future of Sport, 7. Sport and the Emerging Climate Change Reversal Technologist or Specialist, Part 4: Impact of Next Generation Technologies on Sport Events, 8. The Convoluted History of Sex Determination in Sport: Finding a Way Forward with Current and Emerging Technologies, 9. The Future Role of the Paralympics in Times of “Rebuilt Bodies”, 10. How Emerging Technologies are Reframing Sport, 11. Conclusions – “What Could Be”
Cheryl Mallen is an Associate Professor at Brock University, Canada. She teaches Sport Event Management, Sport Facility Management and Sport Ethics with an emphasis on emerging technologies and best practices in sport environmental sustainability. She has published three editions of Event Management for Sport, Recreation and Tourism: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions (Routledge, 2017).