Simulanis

Simulanis

by Ravi From India

Virtual Reality on the other hand, 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 sorroundings 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 a 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 categorised 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. The physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. 360 degree videos capture real life footage of every direction simultaneously in a spherical view using an omnidirectional camera such as the Samsung Gear 360. These videos can then be integrated with VR hardware such as the Google Cardboard or Google Daydeam. Unlike Virtual Reality based content however, the interactions and mobility is restricted.