EP 34. Crossing the line: How goalline technology works
Duration: 6 mins
A global exploration of the past, present and future of technology and science as applied to Olympic sports and athletes.
The German-developed Goal Control detects whether or not a goal has been scored
A look at the evolution of Pole Vault as material technology helped Olympians reach new hights.
Taekwondo's wireless scoring system has changed the sport, making scoring fairer and more accurate.
Twin Cam - a camera that avoids refraction - allows athletes and coaches to observe movement in and out of the water in one single image.
These force platforms can record up to 50 parameters on the physical form of an athlete by analysing one single jump.
Wireless power sensors located inside the boat measures a rower´s power and help athletes outdo themselves.
A sensor-laden vest is at the heart of new technology analysing swings at incredible speeds
These running prosthetics are capable of recreating the movements of a Paralympian's joints to perfection.
The advanced technology that helps athletes improve by training in extreme conditions without ever stepping foot outside.
Technology has drastically changed bows from basic weapons into precise tools used in recreational and competitive sports.
A tracking device that allows Hockey trainers and players to get exact data on team movement and learn valuable lessons to improve.
This hi-tech software studies an athlete's stance from all angles to improve their performance.
Cyclists can train in extreme conditions on simulated routes from all over the world, without leaving the comfort of their own home.
Training intelligently without suffering injury is easier than ever thanks to new technology
With Equestrian Analytics, professional and amateur riders can analyse every detail of a race in real time.
The latest revolution in Taekwondo, the sensor vest can analyse whether an athlete's training is effective or can be improved.
This Sailing analytics platform allows trainers to follow competitions from the shore in 3D and real time.
We visit the first training centre designed to study an athlete to the millimetre
We test a snowboard that allows serious boarders to improve their balance and speed.
The new technology helping athletes train better and avoid injuries
Racing chairs have greatly improved over the last 20 years, thanks to technology.
A running shoechip can provide athlete with data that helps understand how to train and avoid injuries.
Wearing smart clothing, you can see the intensity of your workout using a mobile app, and learn more about how to optimise performance.
An embedded sensor connects the basketball to a mobile app that tracks the ball's movements in real time
Smart training tech makes Ski Jumping a sport that is accessible all year round.
A pair of smart glasses that allow Badminton coaches to see where the player is looking and correct in real time.
Smart clothing that recovers wasted energy means athletes can achieve maxiumum performance with some hi-tech help.
These intelligent glasses allow cyclists to know their power, speed, oxygen level and heart rate in real time whilst training.
We discover how to make sails that allow you to travel faster than the wind.