Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.

Forensic Visualization

Forensic visualization aids attorneys through scientifically accurate reconstructions of incidents or accidents.

Recent consumer behavior studies have found that, “Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video compared to just 10% when reading it in text.” Our visualizations helps investigators and attorneys convey the complexities of a case in a format that jurors can easily and quickly comprehend.

Knott Laboratory offers a unique combination of forensic engineers and visualization experts working together. This allows us to create visualizations based on accurate data and expert engineering calculations, exceeding both engineering and legal standards. Our visualizations consistently pass Daubert motions and are presented successfully in state and federal court.

Experts in the Field

Taylor D. Spiegelberg, B.F.A.

Visualization Manager

(303) 925-1900

Scott Fronapfel

Forensic Visualization Expert

(303) 925-1900
David Ridder headshot

David Ridder, B.F.A.

Forensic Visualization Expert

(303) 925-1900

Forensic Animation

Knott Laboratory 3D scanning and point cloud example

3D Scanning and Point Clouds

The use of 3D laser scanning technology and point clouds greatly aids the process of creating photo realistic 3D environments, vehicles and other objects, which can improve the overall quality of the…

Image from Knott Laboratory's motion capture

Motion Capture

Motion Capture (MoCap) is the process of recording the movement of people and is used in a variety of fields including forensic engineering and animation. Here is a demonstration of Knott Lab’s…

Knott Laboratory interactive animation example

Interactive Animations

Knott Laboratory offers Interactive Animations with interactive 3D at its core, these Interactive Animations grant the presenter full control over important elements of a case, and in real-time.…

Knott Laboratory simulation of Princess Diana car accident

Real-Time Simulation

Knott Laboratory’s forensic animators and engineers combine their skills to reconstruct vehicular motion during accidents using a physics-based crash simulation software program. Based on the…

Video analysis of a traffic stop

Video Analysis

Our forensic experts use a methodology called matchmoving for analyzing objects (vehicles, pedestrians, etc.) visible in video captured by moving and/or zooming cameras. Matchmoving (also referred…

Example of Knott Laboratory's photogrammetry work


Photogrammetry is the science of obtaining accurate 3D measurements from multiple photos. “Photogram” is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a…

Virtual reality creation of a shooting incident

Virtual Reality

An immersive experience for both analysis and visualization, Virtual Reality (VR) offers a range of capabilities, from virtual site visits and detailed inspection to interaction with a customized…

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Drone Investigations

Knott Laboratory uses UAV investigations for accident reconstruction, building exteriors/roofs inspection, aerial imagery, 3D modeling of a site and indoor warehouse surveys. Our staff are certified…

Example of a workplace safety investigation

Workplace Safety

Knott Laboratory investigates many cases regarding safety in the workplace each year. We have worked on cases involving a variety of equipment, such as forklifts, concrete pumpers, woodchippers,…