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 is the difference between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality?

The Bentley Year in Infrastructure last week naturally witnessed a lot of talk about reality modelling and reality mesh. And a lot of times, the terms that came up were virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. Incredibly, these were the ...
geospatialworld.net

Augmented/Mixed Reality SI and VAR Market Tracker

The company database also includes a list of companies that are operating or supporting both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications; this could be discrete AR and VR applications or mixed and/or merged reality functions.
www.abiresearch.com

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INDUSTRY REPORT: SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTERPRISE IN VIRTUAL REALITY, LONG-TERM IN AUGMENTED REALITY

As immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR ... to produce a white paper report on the rise of VR, AR and MR (mixed reality) in enterprise and the workplace, in the lead up to VRX 2017 in San Francisco this December.
virtualrealityreporter.com

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Don't be fooled: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are just VR headsets

Now you might be thinking, “I’ve heard of Virtual Reality (VR) and I’ve even heard of Augmented Reality (AR), but what is Mixed Reality (MR)?” And I’ll tell you what Windows Mixed Reality is at the moment, at least as far as the first round of ...
PC World

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Microsoft joins the VR battle with Windows Mixed Reality today

Microsoft has picked the Windows Mixed Reality name because it believes the experiences of virtual reality and augmented reality (HoloLens) will eventually blend together. While the existing Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t offer any augmented ...
The Verge

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How Augmented Reality Is Transforming Work

AR, the younger cousin of virtual reality (VR), overlays graphics and ... Other companies are enhancing workforce performance through mixed reality (MR), a more advanced form of augmented reality that stands somewhere between traditional AR and VR.
PC Magazine

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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