Forensic entomology goes mobile with iFLY

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 2:15 PM
Meeting Room 18 B (Austin Convention Center)
Trevor I. Stamper , Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Chad Strong , Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
The use of mobile computing applications in forensic science is an emerging area that potentially revolutionizes the accuracy of capturing data in the field.  Further, it potentially allows for computations in remote locations that are otherwise normally limited only to the laboratory setting . Moving from paper record keeping to mobile computing poses challenges and opportunities in developing the type and nature of the data collected. Additionally, this transition presents an opportunity for an expansion of data acquisition and synthesis not previously possible. We present an iOS® application that provides a central input format that is based upon the carrion being investigated, allows for the integration of outside data directly into the records taken and allows for specimen tracking with an ease not previously obtainable from traditional techniques.