The advent of technologically based approaches through mixed reality (MR) environments holds significant promise in its ability to form a new medium, which is capable to extend and push the boundaries of various business areas. To broaden the technological understanding, the different forms of mixed reality, spanning from augmented realty (AR) to virtual reality (VR) are presented. An overview of application areas, such as edutainment, training, simulation, entertainment and therapy gives insights how MR is currently applied to solve real-world problems. Linked to this overview recent applied research efforts of the TU Wien are presented, such as first responder training and architectural virtual walk through, as well as fundamental research contributions in the field of live exploration of remote real-world 3D environments with the help of virtual reality. This novel technology opens up new opportunities across multiple domains, such as training, education and disaster management.
A. Mossel: "Virtual Reality: Beyond Physical Frontiers"; Talk: Geometrietagung am Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung (BIFEB) für Lehrpersonal des Fachbereichs Geometrie, Strobl am Wolfgangsee (invited); 11-09-2017 - 11-11-2017.
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