The critical question: What ethical issues are related to improving performance? focuses on the use of drugs and technology in sport. While you are required to have a general understanding of the drugs and technology, it is very important to remember that the critical question is What ethical issues are related to improving performance?, which means the focus should always be on ETHICS.
The use of technology is sport has increased dramatically over the last twenty (20) years. At the elite level training facilities now routinely include: gyms, biomechanic technology, physiological testing, in-door and outdoor facilities and plenty of training equipment. There have been massive advances in the technology of equipment as well.
8 Internet Of Things Products That Kind Of Made Us Laugh - Page: 9 | CRN A year ago, Wearable Experiments (We:Ex) brought new technology to the apparel market with Alert Shirt, designed for sports fans to heighten their excitement during a game. The product ties real-time sports data to electronics in the jersey, which in turn simulates live-sports actions (i.e. "feel what the players feel.") For example, when a player is tackled the jersey will simulate that real-life action by vibrating…
The performance effects and harms associated with drug use are drug specific and content heavy. It is specifically because of this that the HSC PDHPE syllabus has a teacher note to reduce the content and focus on ethics. Students need only a general understanding of the performance-related effects of, and the harm associated with, using drugs.