Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
Mixed Reality (MR)
The merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations, where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. MR does not exclusively take place in either the physical or virtual world, but is a hybrid of reality and virtual reality, encompassing both augmented reality and augmented virtuality via immersive technology
Mixed reality has been used in applications across fields including art, entertainment, and military training.
Moving from e-learning to s-learning, simulation-based learning includes VR-based training and interactive, experiential learning. This also includes software and display solutions with scalable licensed curriculum development model.
Combat reality is simulated and represented in complex, layered data through head-mounted displays. Military training solutions are often built on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies. As of 2018, these are being used by both civilian and military law enforcement to train personnel in a variety of scenarios. Mixed reality technologies have been used by the United States Army Research Laboratory to study how this stress affects decision-making.
Mixed reality allows a global workforce of remote teams to work together and tackle an organization's challenges. No matter where they are physically located, subjects can wear a headset and noise-canceling headphones and enter a collaborative, immersive virtual environment. As these applications can accurately translate in real time, language barriers become irrelevant. This process also increases flexibility. While many organizations still use inflexible models of fixed working time and location, there is evidence that people are more productive if they have greater autonomy over where, when, and how they work.