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

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 “form evidence” such as 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.

The 3D-Forensics system was launched as a product at INTERGEO 2019 (17-19 September 2019, Stuttgart, Germany).

The product website is available at: [Last accessed 16 September 2019]).