Virtual reality produces full immersion of its user, creating a computer-generated 3D virtual environment that is usually achieved through the use of headgear (goggles or headset).
Contrasting VR, augmented reality modifies the real world. It lays computer-generated images atop an existing reality and enhances what users see, smell, and feel by adding graphics, sounds, and haptic feedback to the natural world. AR does not require bulky headgear, thus allowing users more freedom than VR.
VR products on the market today usually come in the form of headsets and are purposed for gaming, while augmented reality is largely concentrated in apps for smartphones and other mobile devices and can be used for education and in the classroom.
While there are differences between the two, it is important to realize that there is a spectrum of reality and they are not mutually exclusive. There are products that skillfully blend the benefits of both. VR can provide full immersion, however can alienate the user from the real world, while AR can provide less immersion but can allow for collaboration
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two of today’s hottest tech topics and by now you’re probably familiar with the terms; but we’re guessing you haven’t heard of ZR yet.
The zSpace solution is a unique blend of both VR and AR and is difficult to categorize because it provides a different kind of virtual experience than what you would envision. To get you more familiar with zSpace, here are 3 quick facts that set zSpace apart:
It allows you to move freely
It allows you to manipulate objects, make mistakes, and go back and change actions/repeat experiment