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Crime Scenes Re-Created in 3-D Visualization

Scientists at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Zurich, Switzerland, are developing technologies that can help police investigators, judges and lawyers better visualize crime scenes and even perform virtual autopsies. The Oculus Rift headset, used for video games, coupled with specially developed software called Forensic Holodeck, re-creates crime scenes using hand-held 3-D scanners. Investigators use the 3-D images to reconstruct the actual crime based on witness accounts and...

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