The issue of technology in sports is once again in the limelight. As players, fans and franchises digest recent social media incidents during the NBA All-Star Weekend and Olympics, the question of technology continues to befuddle and baffle the culture of sports. In the mixing bowl, are the rights of players to voice their political opinions as they see fit, owners who have the right to implement policy guidelines that may restrict certain First Amendment principles, and fans who have an insatiable appetite and want to consume every aspect of their favorite players or teams 24/7. But wait! There’s more!
Social media is just a slice of the technology pie. Advances [...]
Like millions of people around the globe yesterday, I watched the Superbowl. Tackle after tackle, hit after hit, the symphony of crowd roars and field blows swirled harmoniously in my brain. From that chorus came a simple thought – football is painful! How would I feel if I got mowed over by a 300-pound linebacker? What kind of long-term injuries would I have and how would those injuries be treated? In this age of opioids and technology, isn’t there a digital health option that would allow me to live with my pain without fear of drug dependency or overdose? I decided to take a look.
According to a report from the Institute of Medicine, approximately 100 [...]