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Definition: mixed reality


A type of augmented reality that combines fantasy with the real world. For example, whereas augmented reality (AR) goggles might display email or text messages, mixed reality (MR) can simulate total fiction such as a 3D game. In addition, the simulated objects can interact with the environment, such as a ball bouncing off the wall or new furniture rearranged in the room.

More Like AR, Not VR
Unlike totally immersive virtual reality (VR) goggles, which require wearers to remain reasonably stationary, lest they bump into furniture in the room, mixed reality and augmented reality users navigate their physical environment like someone wearing eye glasses. In practice, the terms mixed and augmented reality are used synonymously. See Windows Mixed Reality, AR headset, augmented reality and virtual reality.




HoloLens Tech Support
Microsoft's HoloLens is touted as a mixed reality environment. In this example, HP tech support uses HoloLens to help an employee change a part he is not familiar with. The arrow points to a video of the part being replaced. See Windows Mixed Reality. (Image courtesy of HP xRServices.)