In Episode 10 of the RCN Podcast, Eugene Liscio of ai2-3D discusses how reality capture technology is used in modern forensics.
"I can't say enough about how [laser scanners] have revolutionized crime scene documentation. There is no other instrument in the world today that has had that much impact. You can't get that much information in as little time with any other instrument"
- Eugene Liscio
(0:40) Eugene's background
(5:15) Overview of the different technologies used in forensics
(10:30) How forensic teams handle the entire modeling process
(12:44) Challenges and opportunities for improvement within the reality capture industry
(15:55) Using mobile scanners in forensics
(22:10) Using VR in court rooms to allow jurors to virtually walk through crime scenes
(24:00) Mixing crime scene data and analysis in VR to interact and see results of analysis in the context of a crime scene
(27:15) Using 3D data as part of a criminal investigation
(28:30) The types of training and expertise to pursue before jumping into reality capture technology
(30:58) Use cases of reality capture technology in forensics
(50:30) Eugene’s advice to those interested in getting into forensics
Eugene Liscio is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada and is the owner of ai2-3D, a consulting company that specializes in 3D forensic documentation, analysis and visualizations of crime scenes. Eugene has testified in court in both US and Canada, utilizing 3D technologies such as photogrammetry and laser scanning, and has also provided interactive 3D crime scene reconstructions at trial. Eugene is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he teaches a 3D Forensic Reconstruction and Mapping course as part of the Forensic Sciences Program. He is actively engaged in research and mentoring students focusing on 3D documentation and analysis techniques in forensics.