Olympic DiveCam: Low-Tech Camera Uses No-Tech Gravity to Drop Viewers Into the (Beijing) Pool
At the Beijing Olympics this summer there is a camera that follows divers through the air until they hit the water's surface in glorious high-definition. Then it instantly shows the divers underwater.The DiveCam was originally invented by Garrett Brown, the inventor of the Steadicam, and was first used in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. What new technology made this innovation possible? The power of gravity and pulleys.