W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation

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W6: Gail Chia - twc indiv presentation

  1. 1. Biobusiness Revolution I:Healthcare and Biomedical Science<br />Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />
  2. 2. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Content<br />Background<br />Interesting Observations<br />Key Takeaways<br />Personal Rating<br />Issues for Discussion<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Video<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Background<br />Double-amputee from 11 months old<br />2008 Summer Paralympics<br />Attempts to qualify for 2008 & 2012 Summer Olympics<br />IAAF ruling in January 2008<br />Reasons for controversy<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Background cont’d<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Interesting Observations<br />Athletes’ positive reaction to Oscar<br /> competing with able-bodied runners<br />Not all advantageous to have carbon-fibre<br /> legs<br />"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<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Interesting Observations cont’d<br />Self-mutilation<br />Transhumans<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Key Takeaways<br />Disadvantages of prosthetics<br />Ethical issues<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Personal Rating<br /> 6/10<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />Issues for Discussion<br />Is it fair for Oscar Pistorius to compete with able-bodied athletes? Should he be allowed to?<br />Do prosthetics help you “qualify” to be a “normal” person?<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Can you qualify with prosthetics?<br />References<br />Jeansonne, J. (2007). Can prosthetics give double-amputee advantage over able-bodied runners? Tribune Business News.<br />Lewis, T. (2011). Is it fair for 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius to run in London Olympics? The Observer.<br />Algarin, M., Metz, A. (2011). Do high-tech prosthetics give a leg up? Tribune Business News.<br />Camporesi, S. (2008). Oscar Pistorius, enhancement and post-humans. Journal of Medical Ethics Vol 34, No 9.<br />11<br />

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