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ForensicVR: Investigating human behaviour in fire with Virtual Reality

A forensic investigation of a fire scene can provide insights on the circumstances before and during a fatal fire. However, people’s attitudes and subsequent behaviour can only be inferred. A full reconstruction in real life of a fatal fire is generally not possible due to ethical reasons regarding the serious threat people would be exposed to and the costs that such an experiment would have. This project proposes the forensicVR method, a novel and innovative way to study human behaviour in fire by recreating, in Virtual Reality, evacuation scenarios from real-world, well-documented fatal fires. The ForensicVR project will start in the summer 2016 and it will end in the summer 2018. The project is funded by The Crafoord Foundation. 

Contact persons

Enrico Ronchi, project lead
enrico.ronchi@brand.lth.se
+46 46 222 76 94