IMSK - Immersive Skills Network
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Augmented reality focuses on bringing a live view from the digital elements using a camera on a smartphone or a PC.AR is one of the biggest trends in technology at this moment and making electronic gadgets more manageable around the globe.

For instance,

  • KEA Mobile App
  • Nintendo's Pokémon Go AppCNRB001613GY
  • Google Pixel’s Star Wars Stickers
  • Disney Coloring Book
  • L’Oréal Makeup App
  • Weather Channel Studio Effects
  • U.S. Army

Virtual reality is about delivering a complete immersive (generating a 3-dimensional image that appears to surround the user) experience. The whole physical world can be transformed into the things that we imagine in virtual reality. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Google Cardboard are some of the notable devices in virtual reality that help to transport humans to a new imaginary world.

What is the difference between Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality?

The main difference is that Augmented Reality is 25% virtual and 75% real while Virtual Reality is 75% virtual and 25% real. AR augments the real world whereas VR creates immersive environments and goes completely into a fictional world. In AR the end-users are in contact with the real world while interacting with nearby virtual objects. Isolation from the actual world happens in VR.

The science of AR

How does augmented reality work? It all emanates down to the location and identification. The apps in our smartphones are most likely to use the concept of Augmented Reality in a variety of games. Remember google glass? AR images can be demonstrated on eyeglasses and goggles.

How does Augmented Reality works?

To provide suitable content to the user, computer vision and depth tracking are used and applied. This particular functionality permits the cameras to accumulate, send and process data to provide the necessary content to the user. User’s physical surrounding is highly improved with contextually pertinent digital content in real-time.

How does Virtual Reality works?

Simulating the vision is the main focus of Virtual Reality. The user needs to wear a VR headset and screen in front of his/her eyes, eradicating the interaction or communication with the real world. Adjusting the gadgets according to the movement of the eye is necessary to make the experience complete. HDMI cables connected to mobile phones or PC can render the visuals on the screen. So, using handheld wearables, speakers and goggles can simulate the real-world experience. Hence the constructed reality is said to be immersive.