We witness that many of the exciting developments are related to the concepts of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Augmented reality, mixed reality or virtual reality… Although these concepts have just entered our lives, it seems to have managed to change our perception of “reality” extremely well. However, the difference between the two is not yet clear in the minds of even advertisers. Let's explain these concepts first and list the differences between them at the end of the article.
What is Virtual Reality? Let's define virtual reality. It is called virtual reality to simulate and artificially recreate real life or situations computer-aided.
Virtual Reality covers almost all immersive experiences. These can be created using purely real content 360 Video production, fully synthetic content (Computer Generated) or a hybrid of both. This device requires another device, such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Google Cardboard.
Virtual Reality is an immersive experience, also called computer simulation reality. It refers to computer technologies that use reality headsets to reproduce real sounds, images, and other sensations that copy a real environment or create an imaginary world. VR is a way to immerse users in a completely virtual world. Virtual reality creates a strong perception that the simulated reality that the user experiences intensively both visually and acoustically. In fact, the user has a completely virtual experience. Let's explain with an example. You are in a huge canyon. There are a lot of different things around you; grandeur, eternity, colors and more. If you lay down in the clouds, you will touch. Although all these things are virtual, the feeling it gives you is just as real. This is what we call virtual reality itself. This special environment created by software creates you real feeling with appropriate hardware. With the sensors integrated in them, you access the Nirvana of this experience. It has been taking place in the training of NASA astronauts for the past few years. The virtual reality user experiences this experience by wearing Facebook Oculus and similar advanced glasses. In other words, the user was disconnected from reality and taken into a virtual reality.
Virtual reality creates a strong perception that the simulated reality that the user experiences intensively both visually and acoustically. In fact, the user has a completely virtual experience. Let's explain with an example. You are in a huge canyon. There are a lot of different things around you; grandeur, eternity, colors and more. If you lay down in the clouds, you will touch. Although all these things are virtual, the feeling it gives you is just as real. This is what we call virtual reality itself. This special environment created by software creates you real feeling with appropriate hardware. With the sensors integrated in them, you access the Nirvana of this experience. It has been taking place in the training of NASA astronauts for the past few years.
What is augmented reality? Augmented reality technology is a new layer of computer-developed reality built on existing reality. This new layer serves to make the existing reality more meaningful and interactive. Augmented Reality is an overlay of computer-generated content in the real world. The important note here is that the augmented content doesn't recognize real-world physical objects. In other words, AR content and real world content cannot respond to each other. Augmented Reality (AR) elements are a live, direct, or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment, complemented by computer-generated sensory input, such as audio, video, graphics, or GPS data. Since AR is above our own world, it provides freedom as much as the freedom given to you in your normal life. AR uses your current reality and adds it to it using some kind of device. Mobile and tablets are now the most popular environments of AR, apps place digital content in the environment through the camera.
Thanks to augmented reality applications, we can begin to experience this experience using our mobile devices. Augmented reality is a reality in which reality and virtual are not isolated from each other, on the contrary, or intertwined. Thanks to these applications, the boundaries between virtual and reality become more transitive.
As an example of augmented reality application, we can give the Pokemon Go application. Everything is a real but virtual environment at the same time. Augmented reality and virtual reality overlap, but there are certain differences. There are tiny nuances among themselves, although both have a common denominator in terms of terms and offer.
1. In augmented reality, you still continue to touch the real world. In virtual reality, you live in a completely virtual world, breaking away from real life.
2. Augmented reality is built on real life and makes it more interactive, while virtual reality offers an experience totally isolated from real life.
3. While using augmented reality applications just like using any mobile application, or while having mobile experience with the browser-based Google augmented reality search results without the application or using webAR, virtual reality applications will definitely need a pair of glasses to cover your entire field of view and control what you hear. There hear.
4. The virtual reality in augmented reality does not replace reality, but complements it instead. In virtual reality, the environment you are experiencing is a completely simulated and recreated environment that does not actually exist.
5. The advanced dimension of augmented reality is called Mixed Reality. Microsoft's mixed reality glasses HoloLens has more advanced qualities than Google's augmented reality glasses, Google Glass.
In summary; Virtual Reality, namely VR, Virtual reality; It is the creation of sensory elements such as image, hologram, sound, location and similar as an imitation of the real world. It is a technology where users will feel in a different place than the environment they are in, in addition, they will experience a different environment in 3D. Virtual reality environments generally consist of visual experiences gained through the screen designed with 360 degree contents in VR glasses.
Augmented Reality, AR, that is, Augmented reality, is the result of the interaction of the sensory elements created in real time with the physical world. It is a type of experience that enriches the existing reality by combining the physical elements we perceive in our environment with data such as computer-borne graphics, video, audio, GPS. In other words, it is a reality where the real and the virtual are not completely separated from each other and, on the contrary, become more intertwined.