MR is the combination of both VR and AR. It’s just like hybrid seeds in agriculture, which are more productive

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR)

Virtual Reality(VR)

Mixed Reality(MR)

AR adds digital elements to a live view often by using the camera on a smartphone.

AR only requires a smartphone with a camera and an AR app

VR implies a complete immersion experience that shuts out the physical world.

You need to wear a special VR headset to experience virtual reality.

MR combines elements of both AR and VR, real-world and digital objects interact.

 MR uses a headset just like VR, seeing through a translucent viewport or glass, it also projects visuals on top of our environment.


Mixed reality that starts with the real world 

Virtual objects are not just overlaid on the real world but can interact with it. In this case, a user remains in the real-world environment while digital content is added to it; moreover, a user can interact with virtual objects. This form of mixed reality can be considered an advanced form of AR.

Mixed reality that starts with the virtual world 

The digital environment is anchored to and replaces the real world. In this case, a user is fully immersed in the virtual environment while the real world is blocked out. Sounds like virtual reality, right? In fact it does, but the digital objects overlap the real ones whereas in conventional VR the virtual environment isn’t connected to the real world around a user. To experience this form of mixed reality, you can wear Windows mixed reality headsets.