Accident Reconstruction

When creating accident reconstructions, the sooner and faster the scene can be recorded, the better. With a 3D laser scanner from FARO, crash investigators can quickly record vast amounts of data and bring the virtual scene back to the office. Lines of sight, for example, be analyzed from various vantage points or the scan data compared with OEM CAD files for vehicle deformation analysis. An accident animation may be possible in order to simulate the actual event.

3D laser scanning technology from FARO supports forensic experts by saving time and generating superior deliverables.

Modern-day Sherlock Holmes — Where 3D Scanning Technology Meets Forensic Science

Public Safety: Southern Medical University
Established in 2005, the Center of Forensic Science at Southern Medical University in China is a state-approved, large-scale forensic science institution set up by the Guangdong Province Department of Justice. The center’s Research Institute of Forensic Science Technologies for Traffic Accidents has been using 3D scanning technology in the investigation of traffic accidents, and has established itself as the country’s leading authority through its continuous extensive exploration of the subject matter.

FARO Partners Tongji University in Accident Reconstruction Studies

Education/Research: Tongji University
Accident reconstructionist generally agree that four factors are at play when analyzing any given collision: human, vehicle, road and environment. The availability of precise, comprehensive data is fundamental to the accurate analysis of the accident.

Accidents under the Microscope

Forensics & Law Enforcement: Nickl Engineering Consultants
“Our aim is to substantially improve the analysis of car accident scenes. There is no standard solution for what we have in mind. We greatly appreciate Photon’s precision and we expect that scanning accident scenes will become the method of choice.”

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