Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality (AR) blends the digital world and it's elements into our real world to create an artificial environment around us. Augmented Reality can be used to give a unique and detailed perception about the real world objects.

How AR works

AR uses computer vision, mapping as well as depth tracking in order to show appropriate content to the user. Cameras and sensors are used for Collecting data about user's interactions and sending it for processing. Cameras on devices scan the surroundings and with this information the Virtual objects are brought in front of the users.

Applications of AR

The real World Use of AR is Endless on which AR is extensively contributing on the industrial areas, fashion, entertainment such as AR games and much more.

What is VR?

Virtual Reality (VR) is a virtual simulation of an alternate world of reality which is totally different from the real world around us. The focus of virtual reality is on simulating the actual physical world to the simulated virtual world.

How VR works

In Virtual Reality visual, auditory, and haptic (touch) stimulation are used to make the user experience virtual reality in an immersive way. The user needs to put a Virtual Reality headset screen in front of his/her eyes. Therefore, eliminating any interaction with the real world.

Real world example of VR

VR is used in various industrial applications, 3D Movies and Video Games.

Key Differences Between AR and VR

  1. AR augments the real-world scene whereas VR creates completely immersive virtual environments
  2. AR users don't need headsets but VR users surely need headsets.
  3. AR is 25% Virtual and 75% Real on the other hand VR is 100% Virtual.
  4. VR is More expensive than AR
  5. AR Users always have a sense of presence in the real world on the other hand In VR visual senses are under control of the system.


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