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Critical Process for the Implementation of Technology in Sport Organizations

Torres-Ronda, Lorena PhD1,2; Schelling, Xavi PhD1

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 6 - p 54–59
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000339
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ABSTRACT THE IMPACT THAT TECHNOLOGY HAS TODAY AND WILL HAVE IN THE FUTURE IN SPORT IS UNQUESTIONABLE. WE ARE CONSTANTLY EXPOSED TO A MULTITUDE OF NEW DEVICES AND PRODUCTS CLAIMED TO BE “CRITICAL FOR PERFORMANCE SUCCESS OR INJURY PREVENTION.” THIS HAS LED TO A SITUATION WHERE SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE USING OR ARE CONSIDERING THE USE OF THESE TOOLS CAN BE, AND ARE ACTUALLY HARASSED BY NUMEROUS PROMOTERS OF THE NEXT “HOLY GRAIL.” THIS MANUSCRIPT AIMS TO PROVIDE A GUIDELINE TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS WITH THE TECHNOLOGY VETTING PROCESS AND ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGY.

1Complex Systems in Sport Research Group SGR, National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC), University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain; and

2Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Address correspondence to Lorena Torres-Ronda, lorenatorres07@yahoo.es.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Lorena Torres-Ronda is a sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach for the Adjunt Fellow ISEAL Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Xavi Schelling is the director of Sport Science and Athletic Development and Strength and Conditioning Coach.

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