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Mobile high-resolution 3D-Scanner and 3D data analysis for forensic evidence fast track to innovation

Brief Summary:

3D-Forensics/FTI was an innovation project co-funded by the European Union under the “Fast Track To Innovation Pilot” work programme of the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation. It started in July 2016 and was completed in June 2019. It made the last development steps to take the results from the previous 3D-Forensics research and development project which was completed in August 2015 (also co-funded by the European Union but under the Framework Programme 7 (FP7) for research and technological development) through to market launch.

The 3D-Forensics system is a mobile high-resolution 3D-Scanner and 3D data analysis software to record and analyse footwear and tyre impressions as well as profiles left at crime scenes in 3D and colour with optical scanning technology. The traditional techniques to capture these traces are typically photography or dental plaster casting but both techniques have disadvantages, for example photographs contain no depth information and plaster casting is very time-consuming.

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Project details:

Horizon 2020 – Fast Track to Innovation
H2020-FTIPilot-2015-1-700829
1 July 2016 – 30 June 2019
Budget: € 1.582.383,75

Publications:

3D-Forensics/FTI consortium, D3.3 Dedicated dataset for user training (Public website version); March 2019. Describes and provides a short documentation of the deliverable D3.3 which is training material provided to the External Expert Tester Group for familiarisation with the scan results from the advanced 3D-Forensics’ scanner and the usage of the advanced 3D-Forensics analysis software.

S. Crabbe, “3D-Forensics/FTI Mobile high-resolution 3D-Scanner and 3D data analysis for Footwear and Tire Track Evidence”; Lecture; 103rd International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference; San Antonio, TX; 31 July 2018.

R. Ramm, “3D-Forensics / FTI Mobile high-resolution 3D-Scanner and 3D data analysis for Footwear and Tire Track Evidence”; Presentation; FP7 project “GIFT – Generic Integrated Forensic Toolbox for CBRN incidents” conference; Brussels; 17 October 2017.

3D-Forensics/FTI consortium, D4.1 Report on familiarisation and first pilot testing (Public website version); September 2017. Describes testing and feedback provided by the External Expert Tester Group on the initial prototypes.

S. Crabbe, R. Ramm, “3D-Forensics / FTI Mobile high-resolution 3D-Scanner and 3D data analysis for Footwear and Tire Track Evidence”; Further data for the participants at the 3D-Forensics / FTI workshop of 10 August 2017 at 102nd International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference; Atlanta, GA.

S. Crabbe, T. Chiamone, “3D-Forensics / FTI Mobile high-resolution 3D-Scanner and 3D data analysis for Footwear and Tire Track Evidence”; Workshop; 102nd International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference; Atlanta, GA; 10 August 2017.

S. Crabbe, Expert opinion evidence based on new CSI scanning technology – legal duties and quality requirements”, Lecture, 102nd International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference, Atlanta, GA, 9 August 2017.

R. Ramm, C. Bräuer-Burchardt, P. Kühmstedt, G. Notni; “High-resolution mobile optical 3D scanner with color mapping”; SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10331: Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology VI; Luca Pezzati, Piotr Targowski, Editor(s); 2017. Link to publication on website of SPIE The international society for optics and photonics.