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What is the Difference Between VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) & MR (Mixed Reality)?

Sometimes, people keep asking the difference between VR, AR and MR where the terms seems can be used interchangeably. These three words, VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality), are very confusing to new people in the industry. Especially in this era of reality technology that keep advancing and progressing. Let’s look at the areas below that might help in differentiating them.

Difference Between VR AR MR
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What is the Definition & Meaning of Mixed Reality or MR?

Lately, there is a term emerging called “Mixed Reality” or also known as MR in the virtual reality or simulation world. Mixed reality refers to the combination or merging of virtual environment together with real environment where both of them can co-exist together. Sometimes, people also refer to it as “Hybrid Reality“.

Magic Leap the Mixed Reality MR
Magic Leap is one example of solution using Mixed Reality (MR) Technology.

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What is the Definition & Meaning of Augmented Reality or AR?

Augmented reality or widely known as AR is a method to integrate, combine or overlay the real world environment with the computer-generated input. The digital input can be in the forms of graphics, sounds, video, data etc. Normally, the event takes place in the real world environment happens in a real-time manner. The term ‘Augmented Reality‘ is first introduced by Thomas Caudell, a Boeing researcher, in 1990. He used it when referring to the head-mounted display wore by the Boeing workers to put together electrical wiring harnesses for aircraft equipment.

Microsoft HoloLens
Augmented Reality technology called HoloLens from Microsoft.

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Issues & Challenges of Mobile Virtual Reality Systems

Mobile virtual reality is instantly becoming a hit in the VR industry with the introduction of Google Cardboard because it is very affordable, cheap and easy to build yourself (DIY). Besides Cardboard, there are also other players in the mobile virtual reality domain such as Samsung Gear VR, Zeiss VR One and Freefly VR.

Mobile Virtual Reality
Google Cardboard, one of the few examples of Mobile VR.

The low-cost entry to virtual reality make it to be a popular choice among the consumers who are starting to get enthusiast on VR. Although it comes with easy to use and assemble package, it also comes with their own issues and challenges. Some of them are…

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