FORLAB is able to transfer the innovative scientific and technological solutions for handling multimedia documents towards the real needs of legal world and workers in the forensic sector.
A list of illustrative cases:
- Analysis of video sequences from surveillance systems for recognizing people involved in crimes and offenses
- Analysis of video sequences from surveillance systems for measuring height of people involved in crimes and offenses
- Analysis of digital images for estimating the distance between the camera and the person viewed by the camera
- Video enhancement for reading license plates
- History of events from video sequences acquired by multi-camera surveillance systems
- Video enhancement for improving poor lighting conditions (night) and history of events
- Synchronization of video and audio streams acquired by independent audio and video systems for improving the history events
- Audio track denoising
- Authenticity assessment of digital videos and images
- Integrity verification and acquisition date certification for digital images
- Acquisition and integrity verification of audio files acquired by smartphones
- Source device identification for digital images and videos
- Authenticity assessment of scanned certificates and recognition of counterfeits
- Forensic analysis of smartphones for the reconstruction of the timeline of messages, photos and videos
- Hard disk forensic acquisition
- Smartphone forensic acquisition
- Whatsapp chat forensic acquisition
- Web pages forensic acquisition
What FORLAB offers
Through consultancy’s services, FORLAB provides to the customers results that are credible, admissible in court, and that may change the outcome of trials:
- The credibility comes from the solid scientific and technological knowledge of the team, its important partnerships, the academic nature of the laboratory;
- Evidence are admissible in court since they are achieved by the application of methods that meet the guidelines of the forensic context;
- The impact on the results of the proceedings derived from the application of technologies suitable for the assessment of origin and authenticity of the data, and for the extraction of relevant information from the content.
On the other hand, the academic education of the team makes FORLAB interested in training and knowledge transfer, thus proposing several courses, covering a wide range of levels: basic courses, for non-technical/technological people, and highly specialized courses, for enhancing the skills of forensic experts and members of Law Enforcement Agencies.
The value of multimedia data
Multimedia data represent an increasingly important source of information and can provide crucial evidence. As digital data, their handling in the forensic environment is subject to recent legislation (Italian Law 48/2008) and international standards (ISO 27037 – 27043). At the moment there is still a deep gap between the scientific and industrial community that develops methods and systems for the processing and verification of multimedia content, and the investigative and forensic world that often is not aware of the potential offered by the analysis of these data. For example, starting from a digital photo, it is possible to trace time and location of its acquisition, as well as get information about the device that generated it.
In order to exploit in the best possible way audio-visual data as potential evidence it is essential to:
- acquire, preserve and present digital evidence in ways that are acceptable in the forensic context;
- extract relevant information from such multimedia content.