Recent WSU grad helps transform hazardous training with virtual reality


Dane Laughlin wearing VR headset

Dane Laughlin started working for INVISTA, Koch Industries’ textiles, polymers, fiber and resin producer, while he was a biomedical engineering student at Wichita State and got hired on full time after graduating in May 2019.

As a full-time staff member, he started working on a new virtual reality program to improve the way INVISTA trains its employees. Traditionally, training for spinning technicians has been time-consuming, costly and potentially dangerous.

Thanks to the Dane and the rest of the VR team, trainees can now learn more effectively. A headset and controllers in each hand allow them to develop their skills in a calm, safe environment.

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