‘Forensic Holodeck’ brings virtual reality crime-scene recreations to court rooms

(Image courtesy Virtopsy.)

(Image courtesy Virtopsy.)

University of Zurich’s Institute of Forensic Medicine has first system in the world to visualize the 3D data of forensic scans, Reuters reported. The team’s creation, called the Forensic Holodeck, could be used in criminal trials by offering accurate three-dimensional interpretations of CCTV footage. The team has already been called upon by Swiss prosecutors to help convict a gunman who fired at police in an internet cafe.

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