What is XR

XR (Extended Reality) is an umbrella term for a range of technologies that provide users with immersive experiences ("immersion" in a virtual environment). These technologies include Virtual Reality (VR), which creates a fully immersive computer-generated environment, Augmented Reality (AR), which overlays digital information on top of the physical world, and Mixed Reality (XR), which combines elements of VR and AR to create a hybrid reality experience. The graphic shows the distinction and classification of the different forms of augmented reality.

AR/VR continuum