Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science Acquires DeltaSphere-3000 3D Scene Digitizer
Renowned Forensic Scientist Utilizes DeltaSphere for 3D Crime Scene Capture and Analysis in Crime Scene Training
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., August 23, 2004 – 3rdTech announced today the acquisition of a DeltaSphere-3000 3D Scene Digitizer by the Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven. The Institute is a world leader in interdisciplinary research, training, testing, consulting and education in forensic science.
The advantage of using the DeltaSphere-3000 at a crime scene is that it captures both the 3D measurements and full-color images of a crime scene quickly and easily. The Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science will use the DeltaSphere for instruction of forensic scientists and crime scene investigators as well as for use in actual investigations.
“The DeltaSphere-3000 has broken new ground in 3D crime scene capture, analysis and display”, said Dr. Henry C. Lee, founder of the Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science and Chief Emeritus of the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory. “We are eager to begin using this new technology for training and future field work. The Institute faculty will also collaborate with 3rdTech to make their SceneVision-3D software an even better tool for viewing, analysis and presentation.”
The DeltaSphere replaces the tedious work of manually making dozens of measurements at a crime scene by automatically making thousands of measurements per second. It combines these millions of laser measurements with professional-quality, calibrated digital photographs to create accurate, photo-realistic models of real-world scenes.
SceneVision-3D is 3rdTech’s new software designed specifically for crime scene investigators, criminalists, forensic scientists, law enforcement officers, and attorneys. It provides a set of easy-to-use tools for creating 3D models of a crime scene, measuring objects and areas of the scene, creating measured outlines of rooms and objects, adding annotations and labels to the scene, and even doing blood spatter analysis in the 3D model.
“Having our system used by the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science confirms that the DeltaSphere and SceneVision are valuable tools for criminal investigations and forensic work”, said Nick England, President of 3rdTech. “Working closely with the experts at the Institute will enable us to develop and refine these tools so that they become standard practice in law enforcement.”
The DeltaSphere-3000 leads the industry in producing photorealistic, 3D color models of real-world scenes and objects – quickly and cost-effectively. It was the first wide-area, 3D laser scanner to offer high–resolution color integrated with the system and the first to provide the tools to create high-resolution close-ups in the model. These capabilities have made it possible to create unparalleled analysis tools such as producing blood spatter trajectories within the 3D model based on the data produced by the DeltaSphere.
3rdTech will demonstrate the DeltaSphere and SceneVision in booth 108 at the 89th International Association for Identification Education Conference, August 24-25 in St. Louis. For additional information about the DeltaSphere-3000, see http://www.deltasphere.com.