Prerequisite – Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality
Virtual Reality, the meaning of virtual is which really doesn’t exist but which exists through software. Then what is Virtual Reality (or) VR, an immersive technology where user will be keeping an Head Mounted Display like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR completely in a computer generated environment, completely off from the Real World, immersed in that virtual world interacting with Virtual objects.
Augmented Reality, the meaning of augmentation is nothing but enlarging something, enhancing the real world with virtual data or objects is said to be Augmented Reality. Snap Chat is a best AR app. Pokemon Go is best example for AR game. INDE company is famous for creating Broadcast AR experiences.
Most people think that AR and VR technologies meant for Entertainment purpose. But their perception is completely wrong.
NASA, ISRO explored for Human existence in our Solar System, in Universe, in Multiverse even in Milkyway. But there is no existence of life. And there’s a myth that Dinosaurs become extinct because of Humans invading Earth because of whose virus Dinosaurs completely lost their presence on Earth. If this is true then what is the mother planet for Humans. There’s hope created for colonizing Mars because we have people like Elon Musk. Rover is roaming in Mars alone. Now NASA come up with a plan of sending robots to Mars and controlling them by keeping Oculus Rift Headset from Earth.
Surgeons are using VR technology to get trained themselves in doing surgeries by using Haptics also.
Coming to AR, Military forces are using AR where enemy’s information will be overlaid on Binoculars.
Even real-estate people are using AR technology where customer can scan the building and can see the building information and related information on their mobile. If one can scan a street through mobile, saloon rating and location, cafe rating and location can be seen on your mobile.
If AR is put in criminal terms, where one can hire Dawood Ibrahim and sending one book separately and one app separately. If Dawood Ibrahim installs the app in his mobile and scans that book, there the destruction story will be narrated. What explained here is Marker based AR where there will be a target image which has to be scanned through mobile. And similarly we have Marker less AR where there is no need to use marker, mostly used by household furniture sellers.
PTC company is famous for creating AR experiences.
Coming to the story of AR and VR technology, these technologies came in the late 1970s. A man Ivan Sutherland created Sensorama to experience VR. But because of www AR, VR technology is completely supressed. When Mark Zuckerberg purchased Oculus Rift company, entire world focused on VR. Now again AR, VR started showing their presence in this World.
The most challenge VR is facing is collaboration. That’s why PUBG is not yet came in VR technology.
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