Techniques in facial identification

Computer-aided facial reconstruction using a laser scanner and video superimposition

Shahrom Abd Wahid, P. Vanezis, R. C. Chapman, A. Gonzales, C. Blenkinsop, M. L. Rossi

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Abstract

A facial image was reconstructed from the skull, part of a complete skeleton found in woodland, of a male person who had hanged himself from a tree. In addition, video superimposition was carried out with antemortem photographs of a person suspected of being the victim, and a good match was obtained. In a further case, a cheaper video-transparency superimposition was carried out, with identity later being confirmed on the basis of dental records. The techniques and the problems encountered are discussed. According to our experience, 3D computer reconstruction and video superimposition have a useful role in the process of identification, particularly in the early stages of an investigation and when other more definitive methods may not be available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Legal Medicine
Volume108
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • 3D Computer graphics
  • Cranio-facial identification
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Laser scanner
  • Video superimposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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Techniques in facial identification : Computer-aided facial reconstruction using a laser scanner and video superimposition. / Abd Wahid, Shahrom; Vanezis, P.; Chapman, R. C.; Gonzales, A.; Blenkinsop, C.; Rossi, M. L.

In: International Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 108, No. 4, 02.1996, p. 194-200.

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Abd Wahid, Shahrom ; Vanezis, P. ; Chapman, R. C. ; Gonzales, A. ; Blenkinsop, C. ; Rossi, M. L. / Techniques in facial identification : Computer-aided facial reconstruction using a laser scanner and video superimposition. In: International Journal of Legal Medicine. 1996 ; Vol. 108, No. 4. pp. 194-200.
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