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Do you know the difference between virtual reality, augmented reality and assisted reality?

Talking about technology is synonymous to agility and solution, but when the concepts and their fields of application are not clear, they can generate confusion and resistance. This time we will talk about Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Assisted Reality (aR), 3 technologies that are creating a revolution in the industrial sector. Here we will explain from our experience its benefits, common factors, differences and applications:

✅ Virtual Reality (VR): Creates a fully immersive, computer-generated virtual environment in which users can interact with digital objects and environments. Users are isolated from the real world and immersed in a simulated environment that can be interactive and manipulable. VR users must wear devices such as glasses or special headsets that cover their eyes and sometimes ears as well to immerse themselves in a three-dimensional digital world.

✅ Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that allows us to superimpose digital information (virtual objects, data, images, etc.) in the real world through devices such as smartphones, smart glasses or tablets. Users see both the real environment and virtual elements, which complement or enrich reality.

✅ Assisted reality (aR): is a variant of AR that focuses on providing remote assistance and support on specific tasks to users. This technology superimposes information from the real world to the user’s view without blocking the latter’s vision and without losing control of their environment, that is, it is not immersive. The aR uses devices such as smart glasses or helmets that overlay relevant information in real time while users interact with their environment.

Fields of application of virtual, augmented and assisted reality

Equipment manufacturers


Audit and inspection

Mining, oil and gas

Technical support services



Game and entertainment

Risks prevention


Architecture and Construction

Benefits of virtual, augmented and assisted reality

Reduce downtime due to breakdowns

Reduction of operator travel costs

Monetize your post-sale services

Optimizes maintenance and inspection processes

Generate memorable audiovisual experiences

Optimizes data collection and processing

Identify and detect patterns in productive environments.

Carry out image treatments to extract relevant information.

Similarities and Differences between virtual, augmented and assisted reality

Similarities and DifferencesVirtual Reality (VR)Augmented Reality (AR)Assisted Reality (aR)
Immersion levelHighLowLow
Interaction with the environmentNullMediumHigh
Degree of overlap with the real worldNull-new environmentMediumMedium
Required Device🗸VR Glasses
🗸VR headsets
🗸Smart Glasses
🗸Smart Glasses

If we focus on the industrial sector, virtual reality technology provides many benefits in different industrial sectors, but to achieve profitability from the implementation it is vital to properly select remote assistance software that is adaptable to business operations and that field users can perform tasks easily, efficiently, intuitively and in the shortest possible time.

In response to the aforementioned requirements, Wideum has developed 3 remote assistance software called Remote eye, Process eye and Twin eye, applicable to different tasks in operational fields and whose main competitive advantage is security and ease of use.

Remote video support software with AI and AR to connect on-site technicians with support departments, running on PCs, mobiles, tablets and smart glasses.

A remote video assistance software used in smart glasses that allows both the technician and the expert to communicate hands-free to perfectly solve any incident.

Step-by-step guidance software with AI and AR for error prevention ensures full traceability during any inspection, assembly or maintenance task.

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