In this episode of Kineticorp’s Forensic Science Round Table, Justin Holderness sits down with Senior Forensic Animator Toby Terpstra to discuss lens distortion, how it can affect the physics of a case and the research he has conducted regarding lens distortion. If you would like to learn more, email Toby… read more →
Kineticorp’s Justin Holderness, and Nathan Rose discuss Nathan’s book on motorcycle accident reconstruction.
Senior Forensic Animator, David Hessel discusses pixel tracking techniques used to determine velocities of moving objects within a video. Video Transcription I wanted to try and find a quick, but accurate way of getting speeds of vehicles. Pixel tracking is a technique where you track a pattern of pixels across… read more →
Read Kineticorp‘s SAE research papers about lens distortion: 2017-01-1422 2011-01-0286 Video Transcription (Toby Terpstra) Whenever we’re talking about photogrammetry, accuracy is always a consideration for us, regardless of the project. We want to know that the solutions—the photogrammetric solutions are accurate such that we can take measurements out of those… read more →
The information you can get from an event data recorder (EDR) has helped innovate vehicle safety technology but it is also very useful when it comes to reconstructing accidents. In this episode of Kineticorp’s Forensic Science Round Table, Justin Holderness and Will Bortles discuss Will’s EDR research.
Video Transcription Nathan Rose on EDR Literature: You’ll often hear accident reconstructionists talking about EDRs and that just simply stands for “event data recorder.” As accident reconstructionists, we’re very interested in that data because we can use it in our reconstruction. So, it’s really a matter of the manufacturers giving… read more →
Video Transcription Nathan Rose: Often times, we are asked to analyze how a vehicle interacted with a highway barrier. We can think of them in three general categories. One would be cable barrier. Another would be w-beam guardrail. And then, finally, concrete center median barrier or concrete barrier off the… read more →
Video Transcription Photogrammetry Simplified William: Maximus, would you like to help me with an experiment? Um, yeah! Kineticorp uses a lot of interesting tools to do our analysis. One of the tools we use is called ‘photogrammetry.’ It’s not new technology. It’s actually old. It relies on the laws of… read more →
Transcription Neal Carter: The DriveCam data is a great way to find some information about a case very efficiently. If we have this DriveCam data we can get to a point where we’re telling a client something relevant to a case in, terms of speed and severity, a lot quicker.… read more →
When protruding Lug Studs sideswipe the side of another vehicle, specific geometric patterns appear. What happens when two wheels sideswipe during an accident? The resulting patterns may be analyzed and attributed to vehicle speeds and behavior before during and after an accident. Kineticorp’s Will Bortles discusses his research and explains… read more →