The grand finale on the penultimate day of the London Olympics was a surprise event in the 10m men's diving competition, when the US team took Gold for the first time since the 90s with diver Boudia. Earlier this week, similar surprise events happened in the women's 3m spring board and the men's 10m synchronized platform diving as well as women's swim competition: the US women and men took home a record number of medals. We have motion captured three of the US medalists' (Dana Vollmer, 3-times Gold, Abby Johnston Silver, and Nick McCrory Bronce) signature dives and swim styles and analyzed their summersaults, butterfly and dolphin kicks in previously unseen angles. We deployed our motion capture system to record Dana's, Abby's and Nick's training sessions at UC Berkeley and Duke University to 3D reconstruct their signature performances. See the videos below that show behind the scenes footage of our work with the New York Times.
We are proud to present our new analysis of U.S. Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer, who won triple Gold in London including breaking two world records. We deployed our original underwater motion capture system, AquaCap (TM), to 3D reconstruct Vollmer's signature butterfly stroke. See the links below for the latest demonstrations of our analysis in a project for the New York Times.
What got Dana Vollmer the gold medal and the world record in 100 meter Butterfly in London was her turn after 50 meters – she hit the wall in third but emerged from her 15-meter underwater dolphin kick section in the lead. Then she cruised to the final wall and won by almost a second. Following video shows her famous underwater dolphin kick and various speed readings using our new motion capture techniques.