Virtual Reality transposes us to a different world all together through the use of Head Mounted Displays (HMD’s) such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Putting a VR Headset would leave you blind to your surroundings but will expand your senses to the experience within. You might, therefore, find yourself on top of Mars looking for water or in our case a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant operating complex and dangerous machinery such as the isolator.
Augmented Reality takes our current reality and adds overlays of various types of information on it. In other words, it simply augments our existing reality. AR usually takes place on your smartphone or tablet. Furthermore, AR can be categorized into three categories.
Perhaps the most recent development in immersive or reality technologies, mixed reality can be considered as an advanced form of AR, where overlays of information are placed on existing reality but shown through your mixed reality glasses or headsets.