This film was made a part of a series on the science behind sport for the Royal Institution and Research Councils UK.

Fully loaded with heart, respiration and shoe sensors

Modern athletics draws on a huge variety of cutting-edge research to push the boundaries of achievement. In the dramatic setting of Sheffield’s EIS, Team GB legend Roger Black was joined by by Professor Chris Cooper an expert in the physiology of top athletes and Dr Rob Harle, a lead researcher in the development of innovative video and body sensor technologies to aid the training of both novice and elite athletes.

Live tracking of body sensors for coaches

Professor Steve Haake, one of the UK’s top sports scientists, hosted this interactive and thought-provoking evening, featuring live athletics demonstrations and Dr David James on how far research and new technologies should be used in the quest to win gold.

Radio sensors added to a specially adapted shoe

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