Scientists Create Reconstructions of Crime Scenes in Virtual Reality Using 3D Scans and the Oculus Rift

Scientists at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Zurich, Switzerland are working to create reconstructions of crime scenes in virtual reality using 3D scans and other information collected by forensic specialists. Currently, much of that information is tossed out when cases come to trial, but utilizing VR technologies like the Oculus Rift, juries could get a much more immersive view of the reconstruction.

Imagine you could transport the entire jury, the judge, the litigators–everybody–back to the crime scene during the crime. That would be the best thing possible for any trial.”