SHADOW is a complete tool case for forensic pathologist.
Currently it contains following features:
1. Forensic Pathology
a) Time of death estimation based on Hennsge.
2. Forensic Anthropology
a) Stature Estimation, based on long bone types (femur, humerus, radius, tibia) and different scientific methods: Pearson (1899) Trotter (1970) Penning (2006) Ramsthaler et. al. (CT-Scan, 2009). SHADOW estimates the stature, based on different regression formulas of long bones for males and females.
b) Sex estimator, includes a metric (Pelvis) and a morphologic method (Skull). The Pelvis Method (Novotny 1972) requires the length of pubicus and ischio). The Skull Method according to Knussmann (1988) and others uses a scoring model based on several attributes of the skull.
Further futures are coming soon i.e. ancestry estimation, metric sex estimation based on discriminant function, PMI, data export and others.
Scientific advisory by
Stefan Potente, M.D. (Institute of Legal Medicine, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Frank Ramsthaler, M.D. (Institute of Legal Medicine, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)