Saturday, August 11, 2012

3D Motion Capture of Divers


Some of the events at the Olympic events are pretty impressive.  Many of them happen so fast that its really hard to fully capture what is happening.  Diving is one of those.  A diver goes through so many twists and turns in the short time between the platform and the water that it is difficult to tell if that was three rotations or two.  Thankfully, some folks at NYU were able to capture the motions with a computer.  This video shows how it was done.