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Augmented, Extended, and Virtual Reality

What is it?

The Rise Of Technology-Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) And Mixed Reality (MR) |Simplilearn 

"In everyday life, we understand actual physical reality through our sense perception. In the recent years, technology has added many new elements to the perception of reality around us. In this regard, many terms are in use—virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) ... and more recently, extended reality (XR). In general, these are computer-assisted environments that attempt to recreate reality for the users using cameras, sensors, display and projection devices. However, there are some subtle different among these terms depending upon their relationship with actual physical reality."

-Paul and Verma, 2022

Simplilearn. (2020, April 3). The Rise Of Technology-Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) And Mixed Reality (MR) |Simplilearn [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLP4YTpUpBI

Verma, J.K. & Paul, S. (2022). Advances in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (1st ed. 2022.). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-7220-0

What are the differences?

  • VR is distinct from actual physical reality

  • AR builds on it and complements it with added features.

  • XR is an umbrella term that encompasses VR and AR