Forensic anthropologists – both those who are in academic positions as well as those who are in forensic law enforcement- benefit from Revware’s focus on products used in research fields. The MicroScribe digitizer is used by hundreds of forensic anthropologists, including the DoD in Hawaii, which uses the MicroScribe to identify remains for repatriation, the Smithsonian Institute, forensic law enforcement personnel and professors of anthropology/archaeology worldwide.
In an effort to preserve history and understand our past, archaeologists work every day to recover, analyze, and record data about delicate artifacts and cultural sites. Using the MicroScribe digitizer with various software applications, archaeologists can model and capture the fine details of a piece of art or artifact in order to study them without risk of physical harm or to the original piece or degradation of information.
Morphometrics is the study/analysis of form in a quantifiable way, form being the size and shape of a thing. Statisical analysis of form has lead to theories about why things have the shape and size that they do. Recently, morphometrics has focused on shape without regard for size. Procrustes analysis allows dimensional geometry to be studied without relying on a fixed coordinate system (translations, rotations, or scale).
Landmark-based Geometric Morphometrics uses statistics to study the variation of spatial data on homologous anatomical loci on various organisms. This has become a powerful tool for everything from identification of individuals and individual ancestry in forensic remains to cladistical classification of species over evolutionary time scales. Change of these landmarks over time has lead to the coining of “4D data sets”. Revware has interfaced to a number of systems in this research arena, from 3D-ID for forensic skull analysis, to R, the leading academic statistical analysis engine. The MicroScribe gives the advantage of direct specimen measurement without the need for access to expensive imaging equipment. (Learn More)
Some of the most recognizable names in the world are using Revware products.