This week the Latest Sale team writes for the Technology Business Directory and reports on augmented reality versus virtual reality.
Augmented Reality (AR) adopts the use of computer-generated images that bring together real and virtual worlds. The philosophy behind AR is one of immersion so that images and the perception of the real world are altered. Computing tools facilitated the tools required to generate augmented reality visuals. AR has been used greatly within the entertainment and gaming industries. The benefit of AR tools is to augment or enrich the experience of the user, with interactivity at the heart of experience. The incorporation of objects into this virtual world such as a room with paintings (that are not real but virtual) is one of the key highlights of augmented reality. These virtual objects can be referred to as layers of the environment.
Virtual Reality (VR) completely replaces the user’s real-world environment with a simulated one. One version of VR is referred to as augmented reality. The process of Virtual Reality is most likely performed with headsets. Through the use of these VR headsets, users can explore a new world of images and sounds. The idea behind VR is to stimulate an environment of sensations. A level of interactivity is also possible with audio or video feedback often a feature of VR headsets.