Journal Published Online: 01 January 2005
Volume 50, Issue 1

Person Identification by Gait Analysis and Photogrammetry



Surveillance images from a bank robbery were analyzed and compared with images of a suspect. Based on general bodily features, gait and anthropometric measurements, we were able to conclude that one of the perpetrators showed strong resemblance to the suspect. Both exhibited a gait characterized by hyperextension of the leg joints, and bodily measurements did not differ by more than 6 mm on average. The latter was quantified by photogrammetry: i.e., measuring by using images of the perpetrator as captured by surveillance cameras. Using the computer software Photomodeler Pro®, synchronous images from different cameras were compared and concurrent body features were identified. The program could then render the perpetrator as a three dimensional, high-precision, scalable and measurable object.

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Lynnerup, N
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Vedel, J
3D Photo, Aarhus, Denmark
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Stock #: JFS2004054
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS2004054