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W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation
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W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation
W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation
W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation
W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation
W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation
W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation
W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation
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  • 1. Biobusiness Revolution I:Healthcare and Biomedical Science
    Can you qualify with prosthetics?
  • 2. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Content
    Background
    Interesting Observations
    Key Takeaways
    Personal Rating
    Issues for Discussion
    2
  • 3. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Video
    3
  • 4. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Background
    Double-amputee from 11 months old
    2008 Summer Paralympics
    Attempts to qualify for 2008 & 2012 Summer Olympics
    IAAF ruling in January 2008
    Reasons for controversy
    4
  • 5. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Background cont’d
    5
  • 6. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Interesting Observations
    Athletes’ positive reaction to Oscar
    competing with able-bodied runners
    Not all advantageous to have carbon-fibre
    legs
    "I'd be a lot angrier if, say, someone who had failed a drugs test beat me. Oscar has not gone out of his way to cheat. This is his situation: he needs to run with those blades. He can modify things in ways that we can't, but there's things we can do that he can't, so it balances out quite well. The athletes who complain are the ones who aren't running fast enough.“ -Martyn Rooney
    6
  • 7. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Interesting Observations cont’d
    Self-mutilation
    Transhumans
    7
  • 8. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Key Takeaways
    Disadvantages of prosthetics
    Ethical issues
    8
  • 9. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Personal Rating
    6/10
    9
  • 10. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    Issues for Discussion
    Is it fair for Oscar Pistorius to compete with able-bodied athletes? Should he be allowed to?
    Do prosthetics help you “qualify” to be a “normal” person?
    10
  • 11. Can you qualify with prosthetics?
    References
    Jeansonne, J. (2007). Can prosthetics give double-amputee advantage over able-bodied runners? Tribune Business News.
    Lewis, T. (2011). Is it fair for 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius to run in London Olympics? The Observer.
    Algarin, M., Metz, A. (2011). Do high-tech prosthetics give a leg up? Tribune Business News.
    Camporesi, S. (2008). Oscar Pistorius, enhancement and post-humans. Journal of Medical Ethics Vol 34, No 9.
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