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MR vs XR
Hi Readers. Today we are back with another exciting topic on Virtual Reality. The last time we talked about Virtual Reality VS Augmented Reality. This time we are going to delve deeper into the Variations of VR. Today we have a comparison of MR vs XR. MR(Mixed Reality) and XR(Extended Reality) These 2 technologies are virtual revolutions. So without further adieu, let’s get into the details of these Virtual Revolution Technologies.
Mixed Reality Characteristics
Mixed Reality is the combination of AR and VR. As in AR, you add virtual overlay elements to your surroundings, but you can not manipulate those elements. In MR, you can do exactly that. You can interact with these elements, move them to shrink or grow them, change their appearance and shapes to make them fit your environment.
MR is also a Technological Revolution because you can now even Coordinate in the form of a team to make the best of your team’s combined skill power. The Idea of ultimately moving to a virtual plain of reality which you can manipulate with simple hand gestures or pens and other tools, along with teaming up with people across the world as if they are with you in that very same room, is Something to look forward to.
Mixed Reality Application
Mixed Reality has been very useful in construction, Medical Practice, Video Games (Obviously). The MR tech has helped construction companies to make Infrastructure models based on hyperrealism, meaning “Virtual Building models that are made very realistic almost real.” MR has helped many practicing doctors perform surgery on virtual patients. Even complex surgeries like cancer removal and heart transplants. MR technology also powers a game called Beat Saber. This is a music and dance game that takes you into VR, and you dodge and attack the upcoming projectiles with the dance moves of the song running in the background.
There are multiple tools available for us to use MR, like the Microsoft HoloLens and the Lenovo Explorer. Microsoft has taken a step further and created a 3D virtual stock library that will come in handy for you to collect elements from the library and add them to your MR Overlay.
Extended Reality Characteristics
Extended Reality or XR as we know it is the combination of VR, AR, and MR, and then some. XR is meant to be humanity’s leap into a reality they created. It is intended to replace Physical Reality by creating Data as the actual 6th sense. This lets you interact with the Virtual world and allows the virtual world to react with you. Imagine Feeling someone’s touch in a VR Meeting via synthetic skin. That’s the level of XR.
XR is being made to be an extension of your complete presence and the replacement of the physical reality. XR combines 5G and AI technologies with VR, AR, and MR to give you an experience out of this world or create a completely virtual world of your own.
Extended Reality Application
Extended Reality is something that is about to revolutionize everything. Businesses, offices, factories, industries, and many other types of organizations will become complete remote work companies, and when everybody works remotely, there is no remote work. There is just work.
Tesla has created the Tesla Suite for this exact purpose. This suite lets you be completely immersed in the virtual world you can view, listen to, interact with, and even feel the sensations around you. However, this does record your data constantly. Like your health, heart rate, temp, and other factors are continuously tracked. This is done to monitor your health status and recovery from a disease or injury.
Virtual Revolution Technology
Virtual Technologies are revolutionizing our views. They have not only made many things easy but have also made data monitoring and implementation a completely seamless process. This is the real power of Virtual Technologies. These technologies are not only making life easy but also moving towards controlling it to a huge extent.
Many companies are making tools to take advantage of the upcoming technology revolution. The most noteworthy is Sony making an XR headset that will leverage the PS5. Facebook with their Oculus Rift, but the most noteworthy is Qualcomm, which has created an XR headset and a complete platform powered by 5G and AI Technologies.
Add to all that Gloves that would allow you to feel objects that are. Artificial skin to feel sensation and Facial Recognition, and Many more Digital Gadgets to make your XR experience just as accurate as physical reality.
All of this technology is creating the need for a huge market for a new type of engineering. Users in a virtual space are not just coders, they make their own decisions. Soon we will need Reality Engineers. A Reality Engineer will create the experiences of XR, and for that purpose, Qualcomm, the leading XR Company, has launched their XR Optimized certification Program.