The difference between VR and AR

Technology has given us its two sought-after innovations — virtual reality and augmented reality. Both technologies allow you to make magic using any smart devices that are virtual and augmented reality capabilities. They are also commonly used for entertainment, business, health, and training purposes. Sometimes people are mistaken and confused them for what they are and their real functions. Though these technologies have some things in common, they also have differences.

Virtual reality, or VR, is a computer-generated simulation of a real environment. It creates a new real world while you are in your real world. In other words, it is replacing your real world and bringing you to some places. This is made possible by wearing a VR headset. It tracks head movements and only stimulates two senses of the body: vision and hearing. When these senses are stimulated, the user feels like he is experiencing firsthand what is on the screen of the VR headset. This kind of technology is mainly used for gaming, business, entertainment, and training. The main reason why is because VR enhances an imaginary reality that is allowing its user to experience real-life situations without actually being on the situation.

Augmented reality, or AR, on the other hand, is a digital layer that enriches the real world. This technology doesn’t need any headset or any devices that track movements. A user simply augments the reality by adding AR layers on a current environment. A very good example of AR is the Pokemon. It took center stage when the mobile game went viral. People went crazy catching Pikachu and the rest of the Pokemons that were just popping out of nowhere around a current environment. Ever since then, people are fascinated about the technology, and because of this different AR apps are made available for download. AR can also be seen on mobile games, businesses, and more.