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Let’s differentiate: AR and VR Are Not the Same

AR/VR may sound similar, and as the technologies develop, they bleed over into each other a bit. They’re two very different concepts, though, with characteristics that readily distinguish them from one another.

Augmented Reality

According to Wikipedia, it is defined as an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory. AR can be defined as a system that fulfills three basic features: a combination of real and virtual worlds, real-time interaction, and accurate 3D registration of virtual and real objects.

Virtual Reality

According to Wikipedia, it is defined as a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality can include entertainment (i.e. video games) and educational purposes (i.e. medical or military training). Other, distinct types of VR style technology include augmented reality and mixed reality.

Note from the Prime Minister of India

Addressing an event at the Rajiv Gandhi Health University in Bengaluru via video conference, Indian Prime Minister Modi said IT-related tools for healthier societies can be of great help.

Role of AR and VR in this Pandemic

The Coronavirus hasn’t discriminated based on age, color, and occupation, with each individual under the radar and while it may not be fatal to most, it does spread like a wildfire and put hundreds of thousands at risk. One sector that doesn’t have the luxury and liberty to stay at home under these dire circumstances are the ones in Healthcare – doctors, nurses, EMTs, and everyone involved.

Doctors and nurses – the frontline of diagnostics and virus affected treatment, are more susceptible to the threat but with VR-based diagnostics, one doesn’t really need to be with the patient until actually required. VR technology in the near future can also enable a substantial number of them to effectively work from their homes, instead of having to travel to work daily and thereby reducing their levels of risk.

Challenging times should bring out the best in us and I am sure Humanity as always, and with a little nudge from Technology, we will make the right call soon and overcome this latest challenge to its existence for a better tomorrow.

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Faiz Akhtar
Faiz Akhtar
Faiz is the Technical Content Writer for our company. He interacts with multiple different development teams in Coding Brains and writes amazing articles about new technology segments company is working on. Every now and then he interviews our clients and prepares video & audio feedback and case studies.