Mixed Reality – How it is Different from VR & AR

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality have been with us since some time now. Mixed Reality is something new and You will find out how is it different from AR & VR lets find out.


Mixed Reality

MR is not as technical as it seems. Its just a Hybrid Reality. Mixing of Real and Virtual Worlds to create something new.  It is where Physical and Digital Objects co-exist and interact with each other in real time.It was First Introduced in US Laboratories in the 1990s.

How is it Different?

All three have equal Differences. Many Companies want us to believe that MR and VR are two different technologies. In the larger picture its not that different at all. AR and Pokemon Go did very well together.

Mixed Reality (MR) is a relatively-new term that has entered the consumer technology lexicon.

MR vs VR

Virtual Reality has long been promoted as the next big thing in consumer tech. Failing to capture the imagination of mainstream consumers the way smartphones have over the past decade. VR has found many ways within the tech community. Multinationals like Facebook, Sony and HTC have invested in the new technology with devices like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR.

Virtual Reality is a technology that uses computer-generated imagery to create a realistic virtual environment.

You will need specialized equipment to experience virtual reality. You will be able to look around the software generated artificial world. Move in it and interact with the virtual world as if you are actually a part of the virtual world yourself.

AR vs MR

MR encompasses everything from Augmented Reality to Augmented Virtuality. At the two extremes of the technology. In theory, both are actually subsystems of Mixed Reality.  The technologies collide the real and the virtual worlds they only differ in usage.

Uses of MR

Gaming is one of pitches that MR is going to play. MR is not just a gaming platform. Fields of Arts, Education and Health care are using MR

Military Establishments are using MR for safer and better Environments

Minimum Hardware Requirements Mixed Reality for Windows

Microsoft has officially announced that the Windows MR headsets will be able to make do with relatively more modest hardware. Including an Intel Core i5 CPU and a DX12-compatible GPU. The Intel HD Graphics 620, which is an integrated graphics processor found in the 7th generation Intel Core Kaby Lake laptop CPUs.

Other requirements include 8GB RAM, a 100GB SSD and support for Bluetooth 4.0 or above.