Wichita-created virtual reality can re-create crime scenes

After the mass shooting in Hesston last year, Kansas Bureau of Investigation Agent David Klamm and other officers took 60 three-dimensional scans of the bloody crime scene at the Excel lawn mower factory.

Klamm and fellow officers merged those scans into one, creating a three-dimensional image of the entire shooting scene – thousands of square feet.

Not long after that, Klamm retired and took a job teaching at Wichita State University, where he met aviation scientists with the National Institute for Aviation Research. They introduced him to what they say is the biggest virtual reality cave in the world. It is 39 feet long, big enough to hold the interior of a virtual business jet.

Klamm’s mind started racing about how he could use the cave with crime scene scans like those from the shooting in Hesston.

Since then, he and the aviation scientists have

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