Runner provided with an apparatus intended to register his different paces, designed by Etienne-Jules Marey. Published in Marey's "Animal mechanism a treatise on terrestrial and aėrial locomotion" (1874). Marey (1830-1904) was a French scientist, physiologist and pioneer of early photography. He became fascinated by movements of air and started to study birds. He adopted and further developed animated photography into a separate field of chronophotography in the 1880s. His revolutionary idea was to record several phases of movement on one photographic surface. In 1882 he made his chronophotographic gun. This instrument was capable of taking 12 consecutive frames a second, recording them on the same picture. Using these pictures he studied...
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