Augmented Reality XR (Extended Reality) Your New Shop by vervesys February 27, 2018 it workExtended Reality essentially includes all the environments created for human and machine interactions that combine the real and virtual worlds. These are generally generated by computer technology and wearables. It usually includes various forms such as Augmented reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Virtuality (AV). It is a superset which includes the entire spectrum from the complete real to the complete virtual. Its connotation lies in the extension of human experiences especially relating to the senses of existence and acquisition of cognition. The levels of virtuality range from partially sensory inputs to immersive virtuality also called VR. With the continuous development in human-computer interactions, this connotation is still evolving. Let’s get clarity on everything that XR includes: Augmented Reality (AR) AR is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment. The elements in this environment are “augmented” using computer-generated perceptual information across multiple sensory modalities. The overlaid sensory information is either constructive or destructive. It is perceived as an immersive aspect of the real environment. Augmented Reality alters one’s current perception of a real-world environment. On the other hand virtual reality replaced the real world environment with a simulated one. Augmented reality brings components of the digital world into a person’s perception of the real world not by simply displaying certain data, but by integrating immersive sensations that are perceived as natural parts of the environment itself. Mixed Reality Mixed reality is sometimes referred to as hybrid reality. It merges the real and virtual worlds to create a new environment where the physical and digital objects co-exist as well as interact in real time. Mixed reality takes place not only in the physical world or the virtual world. It is a complete mix of immersive technologies that bring the two worlds together. Augmented Virtuality (AV) is the merging of the real world objects into the virtual world. It is basically a subcategory of mixed virtuality. Predominantly virtual spaces are integrated with physical elements and objects which can interact with each other. Real-world sensor information is used to control the virtual environment in real time. Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulated environment generated by a computer that provides are a realistic experience. Although simulated, it provides a lifelike experience. By using virtual reality equipment, you can actually be a part of a virtual or imaginary environment. With man and machine interactions increasing by the day, the future of technology definitely looks promising!