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Telepresence as a forensic visualization tool
Author(s): Philip Engström
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Paper Abstract

The Swedish National Forensic Centre, NFC, has been developing methods for 3D modeling of crime scenes since 2016. Documentation in 3D opens up new possibilities for visualization, documentation and forensic analysis and live streaming 360 cameras might open new possibilities for telepresence in a wide variety of situations. In 2017 NFC, Voysys and Linköping University were granted funding from Visual Sweden to develop a prototype system and explore how telepresence could be used for witness walkthroughs. The project was successful and a fully functional system was developed and tested with forensic technicians, investigators and persecutors. The participants all agreed that the system delivered a far more immersive experience than videos and images, and also compared to live video such as Skype or Facetime. We believe that immersive telepresence can play an important role within law enforcement in the future but that further development and more studies are needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11166, Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies III, 111660D (7 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2532202
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Philip Engström, Swedish National Forensic Ctr. – NFC (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11166:
Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies III
Henri Bouma; Radhakrishna Prabhu; Robert James Stokes; Yitzhak Yitzhaky, Editor(s)

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