Craniofacial landmarks provide the base for forensic ID methods like facial comparison but their location is a manual and time-consuming task, whose results and accuracy are largely defined by the experience of the expert placing them.
Skeleton-based identification is still largely performed manually and only with the help of very basic tools. At Panacea Cooperative Research we have developed an AI-based software solution explicitly designed for the needs of forensic specialists.
We are looking for volunteers interested in participating in an internationl study. We are looking for experts in craniofacial identification as well as for volunteers with no previous experience. If you are interested in participating, feel free to contact us.
Dr. Serrulla, president of the Spanish Association of Forensic Anthropology and Odontology (AEAOF), invited our CEO, Dr. Oscar Ibáñez, to coordinate a monograph to understand the present and future impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Forensic Anthropology (AF) for the journal. This edition of the journal has been published recently and is available online and […]
A tutorial about cost-effective 3D scanning with photogrammetry The forensic identification software Skeleton·ID requires a 3D model of a skull or a bone as postmortem data. Even though prices for professional 3D scanners have dropped over the last years, a professional 3D scanner still is an investment. In this article, we are taking a look […]
Skeleton·ID has the ability of creating a skull-face overlay (SFO) automatically, provided four or more corresponding landmarks have been located on both the photograph and the skull. This article provides an overview of the technology behind this feature. The article Understanding camera parameters provides a gentle introduction to cameras and their role in SFO. In brief, performing […]
Performing craniofacial superimposition involves superimposing a 3D model of a skull over an ante-mortem photo showing the face of a certain person. The analyst carrying out the task aims to have the skull overlaying the face of the subject by matching its position, pose and size. This suggests the idea that a superimposition simply involves […]