Researchers are working on a system to identify shoe prints left at crime scenes.
This classification should be straightforward, said Professor Allinson, because criminals favour shoes that have many distinct features on their soles.
“Luckily criminals wear trainers,” he said. “If they all wore Oxford brogues we would be in a very difficult position.”
The identification system works by subjecting shoeprints to several different image processing techniques to reveal the features on the sole.
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