By allowing investigators to capture crime scenes in 3D, the FARO® Laser Scanner provides an exact record of the entire scene at the touch of a button and permits the site to be returned to normal use a short time later.
With 3D documentation replacing crime scene sketches, the crime scene reconstruction can be visited multiple times to verify witness testimony or evaluate hypotheses. Forensic scientists can accurately analyze line of sight, blood spatter, and bullet trajectories to complement other techniques such as offender’s height estimation from video surveillance.
Fast, accurate documentation of accident scenes and vehicles is a critical component of accident reconstruction. Providing forensic experts with a combination of speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and ease-of-use, 3D laser scanning technology from FARO® allows crash investigators to quickly record vast amounts of data and bring the virtual scene back to the office.
Using point cloud data collected from the laser scanner, investigators are able to develop highly detailed 3D models for analysis. For example, lines of sight can be analyzed from various vantage points or the scan data may be compared with OEM CAD files for vehicle deformation analysis. Additionally, the scan data can also be used to create accident animations to simulate the actual event for use in the courtroom.
Significantly reducing time spent on-scene, while improving safety and minimizing traffic congestion, 3D laser scanning technology provides the ideal data collection solution for accident reconstruction experts, law enforcement personnel, and forensic scientists.