Volume 33, Issue 4 (July 1988)

    The Computer-Assisted Postmortem Identification (CAPMI) System: A Computer-Based Identification Program

    (Received 8 October 1987; accepted 13 November 1987)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The Computer-Assisted Postmortem Identification (CAPMI) system was developed at the U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research to facilitate rapid identification of human remains. The increasing requirement for dental based identification of high-energy fatalities and decomposed remains has dovetailed with the development of computer capabilities permitting automation of most of the highly repetitive chart-by-chart screenings characteristic of traditional identification taskings. This report summarizes the concepts upon which CAPMI is based, describes how it works, and reviews suggested applications and limitations. CAPMI software is available to governmental, civic, or humanitarian organizations at no cost.


    Author Information:

    Lorton, L
    Chief of bioengineering branch and research dental officer, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Rethman, M
    Chief of bioengineering branch and research dental officer, U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Friedman, R
    Associate professor, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA


    Stock #: JFS12520J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12520J

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    Title The Computer-Assisted Postmortem Identification (CAPMI) System: A Computer-Based Identification Program
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