Week 10 Medical Assignment

  • Assignment Topic: Technology and Fitness

    Rationale: Technology impacts every aspect of our lives. Technology has sometimes been described as the culprit for the increasing lack of activity and the sedentary lifestyle prevalent in the U.S. and around the world. In this assignment, you will hear a story about a positive impact and product development which is being used to enhance physical activity and performance. The bottom line for most Americans is that we need to increase our activity levels in order to maintain optimal health. Exploring the “technology impact” will help you to understand the full scope of this topic. 

    • Student will be able to explore the topics of biofeedback and physical activity and relate then to technology and fitness.
    • Student will be able to conduct research on various forms of technology in sports and the fitness industry. 




    • 2.2.12.PF.1: Compare the short- and long-term benefits of physical activity and the impact on wellness associated with physical, mental, emotional fitness through one's lifetime.
    • 2.2.12.PF.5: Analyze fitness knowledge in strength, conditioning, agility, and the physiological responses of the energy systems effects on the mind and body before, during, and after physical fitness activities.
    • 2.2.12.LF.7: Analyze the current and future impact of globalization and technology on the influences of participation in sports, games, physical fitness activities, dance, gaming, outdoor adventure, viewing sports, and social and emotional connections. 


    Part 1

    Watch the linked video on biofeedback and physical performance below.  

    Write a reaction summary to this video. What do you think of this development? How will it impact sport and fitness training? Include the main points of the researchers as supporting arguments. What additional forms of feedback might a fitness researcher or trainer want to have in addition to the shown device’s capabilities? 

    Part 2

    Research and find information on another use of technology in sports and fitness. Provide the link or links to your findings on the selected technology and answer the same questions for the original assignment as listed above.OR If you prefer, create your own model product or idea for use of technology in sports, fitness, health and wellness. Provide background information on the product; describe how it will improve performance, fitness or health. Create an advertisement for your product.

    Grading: Your assignment will be evaluated on the following:

    • Completion of all assignment requirements.
    • Use of accurate and up-to-date information.
    • Creativity – formatting, aesthetic, and design.
    • Submission of the assignment to your teacher’s email by Friday of the week assigned.

    Based on the above items, your grade will be placed in the gradebook in lieu of your “participation” for the week.

Technology and Fitness