It is one of the new disruptive technologies, they are changing the world in all its areas and sport is one of the realities in which digital transformation can bring out the best of innovation.
What is Mixed Reality?
Mixed Reality does not take place exclusively in the physical or virtual world, but it is a mix of reality (the world we see and perceive with our senses) and virtual reality (the world we experience through special devices). This mix includes both augmented reality and augmented virtuality.
- Virtual Reality (VR) immerses its users in a completely artificial and digital environment, regardless of the external context (real world) from which users are alienated.
- Augmented Reality (AR) superimposes virtual objects on the physical environment (real world) limiting itself to the mere visualisation of the same, without any real interaction between the environment and the objects themselves.
- 3. Augmented Virtuality (AV) is the fusion of real-world objects into virtual worlds (e.g. a sphere in the user's hand is also displayed within the virtual reality it is exploring, so that tactile and visual perception will be aligned despite the fact that the device the user is wearing prevents him from seeing the sphere that is really in his hand).
- 4. The Mixed Reality (MR) not only overlaps, but also anchors virtual objects to the real world, allowing users to interact with them according to the environment itself (e.g. a virtual ball that rolls on a real plane and at the end of it falls to the ground, as a real ball would do and how it can be picked up and felt through virtual reality gloves).
Among the areas in which the Virtual Reality (VR) has already entered some time ago and with success there is certainly the sports one, which today is ready for a further leap forward.
Mixed Reality and sport
With the maturation of Mixed Reality and the technologies that support it, for example, within a hundred meters athletes can train together with the strongest in the world, seeing them alongside as holograms, or with athletes in their category that in the past could only cross paths during meetings and competitions.
Mixed Reality for fans and participation
Likewise, what we watch on TV is already increased by graphics, signs, animations and fruition aids that allow us to better understand what is happening.