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Other combat sports such as boxing will benefit most from the simulation but Dr
Drawer said: "Think of taking a penalty kick in a
"People always say you can practise penalty kicks, but you cannot practise going into the environment where there are 100,000 people and you've got to score. You can create these learning experiences.
A number of people in recent years have argued that practising penalties is an exercise in futility, with the pressure situation of a shootout impossible to replicate. However, Dr Drawer says that while this is true, any assistance could be beneficial.
"You can never get it down to a tee because when people get into a competition their physiology changes and is different to training," he said. "But it's better than doing nothing.
"At the moment we're only working on Olympic and Paralympic sports but you can see the potential. You could recreate noises and sounds and make it feel real, the walk up. Hologram technology is out there but probably about five or six years away from an interactive scale."
On combat sports, he added: "To go and fight someone in
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