Glossary - Mixed Reality

Mixed reality is a combination of both real and virtual worlds. They are used for producing new visualizations or environments where digital and physical objects can exist, interact in real-time. It is a hybrid environment that allows virtual objects to transform into the real-world or physical environment — mixed reality considered to be an advancement of augmented reality. For instance, the Pokémon Go game is one of the most famous examples of Mixed Reality. This game helped people feel the mixed reality concept and experience it through their devices in the physical world. Immersive technology is mixing up both augmented and virtual reality so that mixed reality can be used.

History of the Mixed Reality

The first time in history, the mixed reality was used in nineteen ninety-two by Armstrong Labaroties of the United States Air Force. At that time, the scientists concluded that by demonstrating virtual objects on the direct view of people in the real world can lead to an improvement in their work.

Future of the Mixed Reality

In May of two thousand and eighteen, a Toshiba survey revealed that almost eighty-two percent of the enterprises would use mixed reality smart glasses in the next three years. The reason for that is, mixed reality is a great tool that can solve business problems because it allows people to see what they are doing and have a clear view of the final product.

Mixed Reality in Practice

Renault Trucks is a French manufacturer that uses mixed reality for their benefit. Renault Trucks and their partner Immersion use Hololens in their facility center at Lyon. Their main objective in doing that is to improve the quality of the final product and do a perfect job at engine assembly operations. In practice, the quality control process of sophisticated engines can be done by using Microsoft HoloLens smart glasses, and that will lead to massive improvement since engineers could see digitized parts while integrating and make needed corrections.