What is Extended Reality (XR)?What is Extended Reality (XR)?
Extended Reality (XR) is an umbrella term that encompasses all real-to-virtual environments and human-machine interactions created by computer technology. It includes Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR).
AR overlays digital information onto the real world, allowing users to interact with both simultaneously. VR completely immerses users in a computer-generated environment, isolating them from the physical world. MR combines elements of both, enabling users to interact with digital content in their actual surroundings.
The advent of XR has been very helpful for many industries, including Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) and also Manufacturing. XR technology is revolutionizing the way we design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure, facilitating better communication, enhancing collaboration, inspection, and increasing overall productivity and efficiency.
XR in AEC…