27 Sep 2014

Technology Challenging Society Series

From This Way Up, 1:10 pm on 27 September 2014

Technology Challenging Society

How technology is helping athletes and coaches win, bring fans closer to the game and changing the spectator experience. 

The live event was hosted at Eden Park in Auckland by The Institution of Professional Engineers NZ in conjunction with the Sports Performance Research Institute and Radio New Zealand National.


John Cronin is the co-director of the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand as well as being a professor of strength and conditioning at AUT.

Hamish Carter is an Olympic gold medal winning tri athlete and all round fit bugger. These days, he's helping the next generation of kiwi athletes as the Performance Planning Manager at High Performance Sport and through is business SportConnect.

Jamie Tout has worked as a strength and conditioning for top athletes around the world.  He co-developed VX Sport, which is a wee gadget that that players wear to monitor athletes performance when they're training or on game day. It's used by the All Blacks but also in league and cricket teams as well as broadcasters.

And former international rugby star turned Sky Sport journalist and presenter Melodie Robinson. She's won two rugby world cups playing for the Black Ferns, and is a commentator and journalist with Sky Sports.