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    Original posting first, responses afterwards: Thanks to everybody.
    Jacob Havkrog

    > Dear list.
    > I'm looking for a picture of an experiement I've been told
    > about but I don't
    > know where it comes from.
    > It's a man wearing a helmet who's being hit on top of the
    > helmet with a
    > hammer. The picture is taken with a special technique so the
    > shockwaves of
    > the impact runnig down the body are clearly visible.
    > Does anybody know of such a technique ? Does it have a name
    > so I can find
    > references ? Do you know of that or similar pictures available on the
    > internet?
    > I'm researching into body vibrations and I think such
    > pictures could be
    > valuable.
    > Do you know of anybody working in such a direction ?
    > Any pointer towards visualization of body vibrations will be most
    > appreciated !!
    > Thanks for any help
    > Jacob Havkrog
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    I have been working in the area of whole-body vibration for a number of
    years and the only technique for visualization that I have seen
    demonstrated was by David Wilder at Iowa. His homepage is:

    I hope that helps.

    Dr Neil J Mansfield
    Department of Human Sciences
    Loughborough University
    Loughborough LE11 3TU, U.K.
    tel: +44 (0)1509 228483
    fax: +44 (0)1509 223940

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    I have not seen the picture you describe, but your description is
    reminiscent of a technique called contour photography. The photos taken in
    contour photography appear to overlay a contour map upon surface of the
    body. I don't know if this would record vibration. If this seems
    promising, I can find a little more information for you.

    Richard Johnson

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    I remember watching a video series entitled Science and Music in which a
    technique similar to what you describe was used to show how vibrations in an
    instrument (violin, guitar, etc..) can travel through the body. Check the
    following URL for specific info -- be warned, though, that this was a 5 part
    series, and the segment I refer to occupies about 1 minute out of 5 hours of

    - Mark
    Mark Musolino
    Human Movement & Balance Laboratory
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
    Eye & Ear Institute 128, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (412) 647-8069
    (412) 647-0108 fax

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