The Technoseum in central Europe presents the special exhibition. It’s about the connection between technology and sport. The spectrum ranges from the high-tech equipment of the gym to the heart rate monitor, which measures steps, calories and heartbeats. Controversial but enforced: The video evidence in football. Sport without technology is almost unthinkable.
Sport Technology To Touch And Try Out
From the first sports stopwatch from 1840 to the digital finish line camera, which can document the finish with 30,000 images per second, numerous instruments can be seen at the Technoseum. Some may be tried out: the foil vest that scores in fencing and also the finish line camera. This is very important to the curator: “We do not just want to explain technology, we also want to make it understandable, and that is even more true for the subject of sport”.
Is Material More Important Than Athletes?
A major topic is the optimization of sports equipment. The pole vault is quite clear. At the beginning was the stick made of wood, then came the slightly more flexible bamboo, then light metal and today the athlete is literally catapulted over the crossbar with a fiberglass rod. Wheels, skis, bobsleigh, spear, everything gets easier, better. Carbon plays a big role. A huge boost in technology also in motorsport and at the latest there is the question – is not the technology already more important than the athlete?
Details Of The Exhibition
The show presents around 400 exhibits from the antique to the latest target camera, from historical practice jumping horse to lawn tractor for sports fields from home and abroad. Visitors can and should be active at many stations. Among other things, there is a slackline for balancing, a measuring plate for testing your own bounce, a practice sword and hockey sticks to measure your strength. The show is open in November, daily from 9am to 5pm. The Sport & Technology offers a lot for its lovers.