With the London Olympics already in full gear, it is evident that technology has come about to play a huge role in all kinds of sports. From using new equipment to measure time accurately, to better cameras which can capture frames more precisely and quickly, technology is integrated deep into London Olympics.
There have been some very interesting uses of technology during the Olympics this year. For instance, a camera has been stationed right at the bottom of the Olympic pool so that it can take pictures of the swimmers right when all the action is happening.
Due to its unique position, the camera is able to take some very interesting and extra-ordinary photos. The camera then tweets these photos through the handle @L2012PoolCam. Accompanying the photos are some very witty tweets.
The Twitter bio of the camera reads, “I match the world’s best swimmers, stroke for stroke. They speed along on top. I race along the bottom, always looking up — and always wet.”
However, the pool camera doesn’t tweet too often. Since the start of the games, it has tweeted only 20 times, sharing one of its photos in each of the tweets. The first tweet from its profile read, “”In position under Lane 4. Join me underwater for a different perspective on
#Swimming at #London2012.”
If you wish to catch some truly unique shots of Olympic swimmers, you may want to follow the underwater camera.
Courtesy: LA Times