With the help of the HTC Vive, green backgrounds and motion detector, the Staffordshire University research group's experimental project is helping to virtually transporting a person to crime scenes. In the idea, the juror or the juror equipped with a virtual reality headset could be able to move around the scene and thus form his own opinion on the events presented. An unprecedented process of its kind according to Caroline Sturdy Colls, only intended for solving small business. The experience seems to be warmly received by the judicial and police forces. The group of scientists has also obtained financial support from a European Commission in the amount of £ 140, encouraging them to offer a somewhat more complete experience.
Of course, for this project to really see the light of day, it requires a change of habit in the collection of information among the police. It will therefore not be simply a question of putting on a virtual reality headset to experience this process, but rather of develop a technological system that reproduces crime scenes identically. However, experience offers many possibilities for falsifying or distorting information. It would be regrettable to witness the pronunciation of a sentence based on a technical 3D modeling error. In addition, it must be considered that the use of virtual reality in these small businesses adds a greater delay in the resolution of the investigation. Indeed, virtual reconstruction being a slow process in its design, we are quickly moving away from the idea of a possible time saving.
Nevertheless, these kinds of projects are an excellent guarantee of the future for virtual reality headsets. It is still too early to get a real idea of this still local experience, but we hope that it will develop in the right direction.