WSU lab takes virtual reality to a whole new level


Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research houses a virtual reality center, known as The Cave, which stands for computer-aided virtual environment.

Providing a different way to view technology for the nation’s aviation industry as well as non-aviation industries, the Cave is providing students with the opportunity to use newer technologies to work with certification agencies and help when design issues arise.

Virtual reality lab manager Jeff Fisher works with freshman engineering major Jacob Cromly in the Cave to visit different environments and products. Students like Jacob are learning just how useful virtual reality is on a production-based level and how it is changing different industries.