Mixed reality is used either as an independent concept or in order to classify the spectrum of reality technologies, as referred to in the reality-virtuality continuum. As an independent concept, mixed reality combines the best of both virtual reality and augmented reality. When used in order to classify the larger scope of reality technologies, it reflects to the coverage of all possible variations and compositions of real and virtual objects.
In mixed reality environments, users seamlessly navigate simultaneously through real and virtual environments. Instead of residing in a world that is entirely virtual (i.e. virtual reality), virtual objects are anchored into a user’s real world space and increase their real world environment, making virtual interactions seem as “real”. These interactions imitates our natural behavioral interactions, such as objects getting bigger as we bring them closer to us and the changing perspectives as we move around objects.