Learn about virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies.


Reality Technologies is a reference and self-education resource for the field of reality technologies.

Virtual Reality

  

Augmented Reality

  

Mixed Reality


Types of Realities
What are the Different Types of Realites?


Our entire experience of reality is simply a made up of the sensory information we take in. But what if you could recreate enough of these sensory experiences with artificial information, to the point that your brain starts to perceive them as real? This is what happens in new mediums of reality technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.

Real
Environments

Purely Natural Objects and Environments


Augmented
Reality

Virtual Objects
in Real Environments


Augmented
Virtuality

Natural Objects in Virtual Environments


Virtual
Reality

Purely Virtual Objects and Environments





Augmented Reality Explained

Augmented Reality
Supplemented Virtuality

Augmented reality refers to the augmentation of a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment, and computer-generated images are superimposed on a user's view of the real-world, thus enhancing one’s current perception of reality.

Augmented Reality


Mixed Reality Explained

Mixed Reality
Limited Virtualness

Mixed reality combines the best of both virtual reality and augmented reality, where real world objects are dynamically integrated into virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects co-exist in real time.

Mixed Reality


Virtual Reality Explained

Virtual Reality
Completely Virtual

Virtual reality is a realistic simulation of an environment that is created with a mixture of interactive hardware and software, and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment.

Virtual Reality

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Companies
Innovative Startups and Companies

As the virtual reality landscape experiences tremendous popularity and growth over recent years, many innovative companies have formed to build out this growing ecosystem. Below is a list of several prominent reality technology startups and companies, in various industries ranging from live streaming virtual reality content, to augmented reality enterprise software.


Oculus Virtual Reality

Oculus
Virtual Reality Systems


Magic Leap Mixed Reality

Magic Leap
Mixed Reality Systems


Virtual Reality Platform

Virtuix
Virtual Reality Platform


Live Virtual Reality

NextVR
Live Virtual Reality



Companies


Applications
Reality Technology Applications

Reality Technology Applications

Discover the many applications and use cases of reality technologies. From architecture to healthcare, reality technologies have the far-reaching potential to affect virtually all aspects of our daily life.

Applications

News
Latest Reality Technology News

Reality Technology News

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What's the difference between Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality?

It's clear by seeing Microsoft's work with Hololens that Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality aren't the same thing. What about Augmented Reality, though? We're starting to hear more about Augmented Reality from Apple and Google as this thing you use to add ...
Windows Central on MSN.com

Global Mixed Reality Industry Analysis and Forecast Report 2017-2025

(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 13, 2017 ) Mixed reality is the combination of virtual reality and augmented reality to create new visualization and environment. The report aims to provide an overview of Global Microelectromechanical Market along with detailed ...
emailwire.com

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VR: Should You Go With A Mixed Reality Headset Over A VR Option?

With Mixed Reality, the cost of the tech is really not much different from those high-end VR options, but the nice thing about MR headsets is that they “mix” (hence the name) virtual reality and augmented reality for a more unique flavor of immersion.
Android Headlines

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Windows Mixed Reality news: here’s everything you need to know

“Mixed reality is the result of blending the physical world with the digital world.” Rather than just adding artificial elements to a real scene as with augmented reality (AR), or creating a completely artificial environment as with virtual reality (VR ...
Digital Trends

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Apple Augmented Reality Could Eventually Solve the Google Glass Problem

Over the next two to three years, I expect Apple to evangelize the idea of augmented reality (abstract reality enhancement) and mixed reality (intermingling real and virtual objects), getting their customers not only used to using these apps on an iPhone ...
Time

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5 reasons Augmented Reality will be a future battleground

... perception of reality in comparison to virtual reality which replaces the real world with a partially interfered and simulated one. By the beginning of the new millennium, it was evident that augmented reality was a possibility as seen in AR Quake ...
The Next Web

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Windows Mixed Reality: Microsoft breathes new life into VR

Most people are probably familiar with virtual and augmented reality – if that’s not the case for you, we have listed the basic differences in a separate article. AR and VR: What are the differences? So what exactly is mixed reality (MR)? According to ...
Android PIT

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