Within a very short time after a crime, urgent steps must be taken to avoid deterioration of the scene and loss of evidence. The FARO® Laser Scanner can mitigate the risk by quickly scanning a scene to record a detailed 3D point cloud overlaid with color images. This 3D forensic documentation captures the entire scene before the site is compromised. With this digital evidence, forensic scientists can examine the scene at a later date for lines of sight, a bullet trajectory or a blood spatter analysis. 3D scanning turns crime scene sketches into a digital forensic tool.
Accident investigations also benefit from this development in digital forensics – using data from 3D laser scans can create a fully digital accident reconstruction through 3D simulations of the event. With the FARO 3D laser scanner, forensic tools have made the leap from 2D to 3D.