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

Generic placeholder image

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

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

Generic placeholder image

Drinking Up Virtual Reality

Whisky fans were treated to an exclusive Mixed Reality HoloLens experience ... at a bottle of The Macallan 12 to launch an augmented journey narrated by brand ambassador Kieron Elliott. Peer through virtual windows into forests of European and American ...
medium.com

Generic placeholder image

Acer Mixed Reality Headset gets the VR experience right

It’s a promising start for Acer and, more importantly, for Microsoft’s virtual reality efforts, though the company insists on calling it “Mixed Reality.” Let’s get this straight: This isn’t augmented reality. There is no mixing of real and ...
Mashable

Generic placeholder image

The Best VR (Virtual Reality) Headsets of 2018

The distinction between virtual reality and mixed reality is so far dubious, but it indicates an integration of augmented reality (AR) technology using cameras on the helmet. Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are some of the early partners in Microsoft's mixed ...
PCMag India

Microsoft unveils 'View Mixed Reality' app that will support augmented reality on any Windows 10 device

Move over Facebook’s virtual reality and Pokemon GO’s augmented reality because it is time for Microsoft’s ‘mixed reality.’ As the name suggests, mixed reality merges the real world with the virtual world. With mixed reality, Microsoft aims to ...
BGR

Don’t call us augmented — we’re mixed reality, thanks

Another said the line between augmented and mixed reality lies where virtual objects begin interacting with people and real things. Mr Tomasz Malisiewicz, a deep learning engineer for Magic Leap, recently described mixed reality as a mix of augmented and ...
Today

Read More