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What is Mixed Reality – Reliance Jio hinges bet

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Reliance Jio is the latest company which has joined the race to democratise Mixed Reality (MR) technology. The company has already made a Jio Glass and this uses MR and Augmented Reality (AR). This MR headset is all set to Reliance Jio’s focus areas that have been betting on the cloud, 5G, and Virtual Reality (VR).

It should be mentioning here that Mixed Reality has been around but commercial markets have not been adopting this in the same zest and it has been extremely limited. Microsoft, in the past, has made efforts to push this technology through different iterations of its HoloLens which is also an MR-based headset. 

Not only this, the company has also rolled out a number of use cases for the technology and these range from education, communication to infotainment.

MR is different from Virtual Reality as using this one can simultaneously communicate with the real world as well as the virtual world. Mixed Reality can thus be thought as the centre of a spectrum with the physical world and digital world on either ends. 

What is Mixed Reality

“It provides the ability to have one foot (or hand) in the real world, and the other in an imaginary place, breaking down basic concepts between real and imaginary, offering an experience that can change the way you game and work today,” Intel explains on its website.

As per Microsoft, this technology is “the next evolution in human, computer, and environment interaction and unlocks possibilities that before now were restricted to our imaginations. It is made possible by advancements in computer vision, graphical processing power, display technology, and input systems.”

It has been said that the education sector will be the biggest beneficiary of this technology. Mixed Reality allows teachers to better demonstrate a concept using 3D projections and different simulations. It also helps young students to visualise complicated things. 

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