Welcome to the Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab
The Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab (VARL) is led by Dr. Karen Chen in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Augmented reality, or AR, is where computer-generated graphics superimpose with the physical environment. In other words, the objects seen in the real-world are now “augmented” with more information provided by AR technology.
We have a four-sided (C4) Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) with full-body tracking capability, several head-mounted displays (HMDs), and a head-up display (HUD). There are other peripheral devices that support movement tracking.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and research opportunities.
Watch Virtual Reality Team on The CW22
Dr. Karen Chen and her research team (Tyler Rose, Rebecca Ellis, and Ken Chen) talk with The CW22’s Bill LuMaye about their virtual and augmented reality research and the VR/AR Lab.