Behold, Dana Vollmer’s gold-winning butterfly technique captured in 3D

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Computer scientists at Manhattan Mocap have together with New York University’s Movement Laboratory and The New York Times isolated the movements of London 2012 triple gold medalist Dana Vollmer and diver Abby Johnston, through a cutting-edge technique that reveals their motions above and below the water’s surface. A system called AquaCap™, which captures underwater motion and illustrates how closely Vollmer’s kick resembles that of at dolphin swimming through the water. Read more here on nyu.edu via Futurity and see The New York Times (great videos!)

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