Can technology trump 10,000 hours of training? | Bryce Dyer | TEDxBournemouthUniversity

Whether it is throwing a ball or running on a prosthetic limb, this talk will highlight the role and importance that technology plays in sport. Bryce will explain some of the many controversies that have occurred in sport such as the use of prosthetic limbs and then argue how letting it run rampant may not be the brightest solution. This talk will argue how maximising the performance of technology can now be the real difference between success and failure for any athlete.

Dr Dyer has lectured within product design education for over 15 years. His current research interest is with the perception, design and development of technology used in sport. As a designer, he has undertaken consultancy roles in design projects ranging from award winning safety signage for the RNLI to designing prostheses used at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Bryce has won several prizes for his work. Some of these include the prestigious Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture at the 2013 British Science Festival plus Times Higher Education Award Nominations for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology’ in 2012 and ‘Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year’ in 2010. He has also won a Vice-Chancellors Award for excellence in 2011. In 2014 he was appointed as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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