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Quick Rundown of the 2017 AR/MR/VR Landscape

Why VR will surpass AR/MR!

Augmented Reality (AR)

Catching Pokemon at the Techstars Chicago office in 1871 (Purely for purposes of this article, of course).
Play games, plan your next home renovation, or look for the hottest lunch spot all with AR!

Mixed Reality (MR)

The Microsoft Hololens has only a 45-degree field of view.
Latest Magic Leap update of MR glasses design
Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

Virtual Reality (VR)

Stationary VR:

PSVR Headset (controllers & camera sensor not included).
HTC Vive (left) and Oculus Rift (right)
Oculus’ Project Santa Cruz has inside-out tracking (cameras onboard), which removes the need for external sensors.

Mobile VR:

Google Cardboard is literally a cardboard holder that has two plastic lenses to turn your mobile device into a basic VR headset.
Google Daydream View (left) & Google Daydream View 2 (right).
Gear VR with Touchpad controls.

Mobile Standalone Headsets:

Oculus Go set to be release early 2018.
Lenovo Mirage Solo set to be released late 2018.

That which endures ‘til the end will be victorious!



VR Offices: Spawn 5 Virtual Screens in your VR workspace, or collab with your remote team!

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Elson Mathew

I am an EMT turned Software Engineer at Immersed [Techstars ‘17]