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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Jaunt expands VR media platform into AR and mixed reality

... company will now be expanded to include augmented reality and mixed-reality content, with the latter referring to content that combines various types of real, augmented, and virtual content. Jaunt XR will be a white-label distribution platform ...
VentureBeat

Mixed Reality Firm Digital Bridge Gets New Head of Research

With virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) still enjoying its early days of development, there is still much to discover and create. So a robust research department is a necessity in companies who seek to be on the cutting ...
VRFocus

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Mozilla just launched an augmented reality app

It would narrow the gap between, say, a 13-year-old completing a JavaScript course on Codecademy, and them building their first ever mixed reality experience. Mozilla isn’t the only company trying to bridge the gap between the web, WebVR, and augmented ...
The Next Web

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Market For Mixed Reality To Be Worth $187m By 2025

Mixed reality (MR) is a relatively newcomer to the technology field, though is usually filed alongside the related technologies of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). The report shows that growth in the MR area is largely being driven by large ...
MMOSite Feature

3 Top Augmented Reality Stocks You Should Consider Buying

And while the hype around catching virtual Pikachus in a public park has subsided ... The device was released back in 2015 and has since become one of the only successful augmented reality -- or mixed reality, as Microsoft calls it -- headsets on the ...
The Motley Fool

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Apple Snares Mixed Reality Headset Company

Last year, Tom’s Hardware was impressed by the Totem, billing it as a mixed reality device that offers the “best of virtual reality and augmented reality in one unit,” while noting that its 1440p display offers a higher-res experience than one would ...
Multichannel News

How to Invest in Augmented and Virtual Reality

He calls virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality -- the blending of both -- the fourth wave. While virtual reality or VR, could be big, Merel and other experts say augmented reality, or AR, and mixed reality will likely be bigger as more ...
Yahoo Finance

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