3-D Laser Scanners are a new tool available for accident reconstruction which are extremely useful in the right circumstances. They work on the same principle as a total station surveying instrument in that they combine a laser distance measurement with accurate angle measurements to give the 3-D position of a measured point. However, total stations can only measure one point at a time whereas 3-D laser scanners measure literally millions of points in a single use. The resulting “point cloud” gives precise 3-D measurements for all of the objects around the scanner, and the colours of the dots even match the colour of the actual object. When looking at the point cloud in the software, it feels like you are there. The pictures on this page are only snap shots of point clouds which we have captured. They are very detailed but, because of limitations of displaying the data over the internet, they don’t do the actual point clouds justice.
3-D laser scanners give accident scenes incredible realism. They offer other very real benefits such as:
3-D laser scanners can provide invaluable data when the case warrants it.
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