HLRS has been helping to develop methods for reconstructing crime scenes in ways that could complement and augment more traditional forensics approaches. Using 3D scanners, high-performance computing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and other computational tools it becomes possible to precisely document the condition of a crime scene when it happens, to preserve it for closer inspection later, and to study it in ways and at a level of detail that are not possible using conventional approaches.

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Virtual crime scene reconstruction

Capturing the results of an accident or crime scene and integrating it with other data in virtual reality can help to reconstruct in great detail what occurred.

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Virtual autopsy

Because tissue damage that resulted from a crime is not disturbed, virtual autopsies can help investigators answer difficult questions about an exact cause of death.

Blood pattern analysis

In cooperation with the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and scientists at the University of Toronto, HLRS is developing an analysis framework that uses numerical simulation and interactive visualization to analyze blood patterns at crime scenes.