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Dr. Karpovich barefoot and foot gear experiment film

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Title:
Dr. Karpovich barefoot and foot gear experiment film
Description:
Clips of barefoot and foot gear experiment films done by Dr. Peter V. Karpovich, a Springfield College faculty member. As one of his many experiments, Dr. Karpovich invented a device for locating the center of gravity of footgear that was designed to test, with greater objectivity, the physiological and kinesiological merits of various types of military footgear to determine which types would offer maximum protection, have a more comfortable fit, and provide functional efficiency. The films show a man walking on a treadmill with various dots on his ankles and legs wearing clear footggear and no footgear.
Creator:
Karpovich, Peter V.
Date:
[1950?–1970?]
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Peter V. Karpovich Papers
Subjects:
Springfield College--Faculty
Springfield College
Karpovich, Peter V.
Experiments
Shoes
Boots
Walking
Treadmills
Audiovisual materials
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
Extent:
Black and White; 16mm; 8:48
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Text and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law.
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
Peter V. Karpovich (1896-1975) was born in Russia and trained as a medical doctor at the State Military Academy of Medicine in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), Russia in 1919. Under increasing political and professional turmoil, he fled to Latvia in 1922. In Latvia, Karpovich worked at the Riga YMCA. In 1925, he traveled to the United States to research at Springfield College. While there, he enrolled as a special advanced student and earned a master’s degree in physical education. In 1927, while completing his studies, he became a professor of physiology at the college. In the late 1940s, he met and married his second wife, Josephine Rathbone, an acclaimed scholar of physical education and relaxation. From 1961 to 1969, he served as the director of the physiology research laboratory at Springfield College, where he published several seminal books. Karpovich was a founding member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a consultant to many government, private and educational organizations. He remains an internationally recognized pioneer in physical education.
Language:
English
Identifier:
ms501-14-10-22-002
ms1-06-08-film-barefoot_30fps