For many years, top athletes and teams have used technology to measure everything from:
- the speed of a baseball
- to the force generated by a helmet crash
- to the amount of oxygen consumed on a run
- to the hip rotation on a golf swing.
In addition, new materials, new manufacturing processes, and new designs have all enhanced athlete performance, in some cases stirring up controversy in the process (e.g. swimsuits).
Digital technologies are now also used in almost every major sport. In fact, if you perform even a basic search using the words sports and technology you will find more references than you could explore in a lifetime.