What is Mixed Reality?
Mixed Reality (MR) is a technology that combines Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).VR involves the creation of an alternative reality through devices that isolate the user from their physical environment. AR, on the other hand, involves the visualisation – through a screen – of objects and layers of information belonging to the physical world. Therefore,Mixed Reality is a way of joining the real and the virtual worlds together.
Mixed Reality makes it possible to convert any space into another space and to interact with it; thus allowing users to check the possible discrepancies between the different agents involved in the execution process and to locate problems and errors before they occur.
This is achieved by introducing the environment into a virtual 3D model, running a scan of the real space in order to achieve the combination of the 3D reality model with the virtual model.
By using Mixed Reality, companies can avoid costly changes and modifications, as this application makes it possible to save costs.
All the data of each of the elements in the installation can be modified in real time by means of a simple and easy-to-use software. Geopositioning technologies and spatial mapping are used through virtual reality glasses with which the user simply has to carry out a scan of the space over which the 3D model will be superimposed later.
This technology simplifies and improves project construction and design tasks so much that, once it is applied, it is hard to imagine carrying out these tasks without it. In addition to those already mentioned, these are some of the goals that Mixed Reality can achieve:
- Checking interferences between virtual elements and reality.
- Interacting with all the virtual elements in order to get information from them, as well as being able to modify their position, rotation and scale.
- Locating virtual elements over real ones, in order to facilitate maintenance management.
- Monitoring information in real time to speed up decision-making.
- Having all the designed elements’ documents available.