Mixed reality, or called hybrid reality, combined real and virtual worlds to produce new surroundings where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. We used text to communicate before 5-10 years ago. Today, we share photos and videos for communication.
With Virtual Reality, tomorrow we’ll be able to communicate with experience. One of the big attractions of using VR for communication because it allows people to use some of same communication sign they use in face to face communication. Not only they can speak to one another, but users have virtual bodies that allow them to face each other, shake hands, and make a rich range of non-verbal communication indications. Finally people can interact with virtual environment around them, such as pointing to and talking about objects in the space, or playing games together. VR conferencing has a lot of prospective and therefore companies are started to investing on VR platforms.
However, Mixed Reality impacts more on communication, because of its connection back to the real world. Mixed Reality (MR) means the technology that mixes real and virtual worlds. Unlike VR, which distinct people from the real world, mixed reality seek to increase interaction in the real world or bring elements of the real world into Virtual reality.
The benefits of using Mixed Reality for remote collaboration include:
• conduct distant virtual people into a user’s real world
• enhanced distant communication signals using MR
• enabling users to share viewpoints and see through each other’s eyes
• overcoming the closure between task and communication space
• supporting natural spatial signals for distant partner
The biggest benefit is that MR communication is focused on sharing the view of a user’s human resource with a remote partner, not their face as in traditional video communications. It is more important to see what the person is working on rather than their face when you’re talking to them. Using this capability, there are a large number of domains where communication could be applied.