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

What are Reality Technologies Applications?

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

Mixed Reality in Gaming Market Future Forecast Assessed On The Basis Of How The Market Is Predicted To Grow

Mixed reality technology incorporates augmented and virtual reality technologies to provide an immersive virtual environment and enables users to experience virtual realism in real time. For instance, the release of Microsoft Hololens developer kits and ...
TMCnet.com

Mixed Reality in Gaming Market : Evolving Technology, Trends and Industry Analysis

... immersive virtual environment and enables gamers to experience virtual realism in real time. Apart from this, the rising adoption of mixed reality technology, which incorporates augmented technology and virtual technology, in theme parks and military ...
TMCnet.com

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Market - Latest Research Study with Forecast by 2025

With depth sensors and positional tracking in place, mixed reality headsets could allow interactions with holographic objects. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Market: Overview and Segmentation The global augmented reality and virtual reality market ...
SBWire

Generic placeholder image

Windows Mixed Reality is about to have a Big Bang moment with SteamVR support

The library of content for Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets is slated to explode ... With its blend of support for both augmented and virtual reality, the WMR platform has the potential to be one of the most all-encompassing reality-bending systems ...
Yahoo Finance

PTC Unveils Reality Lab to Conduct Research into VR/ AR and Mixed Reality Applications

US-based software provider PTC has been dabbling in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality for awhile now, having previously acquired AR technology platform Vuforia back in 2015. Now PTC has announced the creation of Reality Lab ...
VRFocus

Generic placeholder image

Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush

Sutherland invented augmented reality - virtual reality meant simply running the system with ... built around “Windows Holographic” - now a core Win10 API renamed “Windows Mixed Reality”, spanning both AR and VR devices. In Hololens, Moore's ...
The Register

Generic placeholder image

Apple Supplier Claims Augmented Reality Glasses Will Arrive In 2019

Apple is rumored to be working on its own pair of augmented reality glasses ... Leung noted that although a virtual reality headset is cheaper now, he believes that AR devices will be able to bring much more applications and create more opportunities ...
ibtimes.com

Read More