Accident Reconstruction

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.

Improving Forensic and Analytical Capabilities with the FARO Laser Scanner

“Laser scanners aren’t just for large engineering firms with big budgets, but also for small companies who want to provide their clients with state-of-the-art services and technology that in many cases exceed those of larger competitors,” says James Loumiet, President of James R. Loumiet & Associates.

Using the FARO Laser Scanner to Create Forensic Animations

“Using the FARO Laser Scanner is quite easy and the amount of data collected is amazing. Improved utilization of scan data will allow us to construct our scenes with an even greater degree of accuracy. Our crime scene recreations will be greatly enhanced with FARO scan data.”

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