View of a crime scene through a 3D headset: People stand near a victim lying on the ground.
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Investigating real crime in a virtual world - 15 secs

Researchers in Switzerland have designed virtual worlds for crime scene investigators to "enter".

The system builds up an accurate impression of the site of a crime using data from the location and victims' bodies.

Investigators then experience the virtual version of the scene by wearing an immersive headset.

The device displays a 3D image which moves as the wearer changes position in a room.

  • 30 Jan 2015
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