What is Mixed Reality?

Mixed Reality is sometimes also called merged reality or hybrid reality. It can be explained as a cross between reality and the virtual world. Combining these two worlds creates new environments where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. AR, or Augmented Reality, is included in the term Mixed Reality

Why use Mixed Reality:

Mixed Reality technology provides cost-effective opportunities to simulate different theories, thus testing them before a change is made or produced. The method can be used in any industry, such as architecture, construction, healthcare or education.

The US Army is among those who use Mixed Reality in their new training system Synthetic Training Environment (STE). STE will among other things give the military teams the opportunity to train on everything from possible natural terrain to situations the military teams can experience.

Relevant terms: Virtual Reality | Augmented Reality | Hololens