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Augmented Reality vs.

Virtual Reality

Submitted by:
Rahul sharma
What is
Augmented Reality?
• Augmented reality is a live view of a physical
real-world environment whose elements are
merged with (or augmented by) virtual
computer-generated imagery.
• With the help of AR technology, information
about the surrounding real world of the user
becomes interactive and digitally usable.
• Artificial information
about the environment
and the objects in it can
be stored and retrieved as
an information layer on
top of the real-world view.
• Augmented reality (AR)
is a field of computer
research which deals with
the combination of real-
world and computer-
generated data.
COMPONENTS OF AR

• are three components


needed in order to make an
augmented-reality system
work:
– Head-mounted display
– Tracking system
– Mobile computing power
HOW DOES AR WORK?
• The basic idea of
augmented reality is to
superimpose graphics,
audio and other sense
enhancements over a real-
world environment in
real-time.
• The graphics will then
change to accommodate
the user’s eye or head
movements.
WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY?
• Virtual Reality refers to a
high-end user interface
that involves real-time
simulation and interactions
through multiple sensorial
channels.
WHY VR?
• VR is able to immerse
you in a computer-
generated world of your
own making: a room, a
city, the interior of
human body. With VR,
you can explore any
uncharted territory of
the human imagination.
TYPES OF VR SYSTEM
 Windows on World
 Also called Desktop VR.
 Using a conventional computer monitor to display the 3D
virtual world.
 Immersive VR
 The user has no visual contact with the physical word.
 Often equipped with a Head Mounted Display (HMD).
COMPONENTS OF VR
• Input Processor
• Rendering Processor
• World Database (World Description Files)
Augmented vs Virtual Reality

• One of the identifying marks of a virtual reality system is the


head mounted display worn by users.
• These displays block out all the external world and present to
the wearer a view that is under the complete control of the
computer.

• In Augmented Reality, the user must still be aware that he or


she is present in the “real world.”
Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality Virtual Reality


• System augments the real • Totally immersive
world scene environment
• User maintains a sense of • Senses are under control of
presence in real world system
• Needs a mechanism to • Need a mechanism to feed
combine virtual and real virtual world to user
worlds • Hard to make VR world
• Hard to register real and interesting
virtual
References
• Mann, S. Wearable Computing: A First Step Toward personal Imaging.
IEEEXplore. Vol.30, Issue: 2 p.25- 32. February 1997.
• http://www.slideshare.net/iglassbox/history-of-augmented-reality-after-
2000
• Sutherland, Ivan. “A Head-Mounted Three Dimensional Display”.
Proceedings of Fall Joint Computer Conference, 1968, pp. 757-764. ACM
• Virtual Reality Rentals, Explaining VR - http://www.rentvr.com/truevr.html
• VIRTUAL REALITY - http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~history/Tate.VR.html
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