Defining the XR Experience: Enabling the Immersivity Ecosystem

White Paper / Aug 2023

Extended Reality (XR) is a broad term encapsulating a spectrum of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR) experiences that capture audio, video, haptic, and kinesthetic data into one scene representation to seamlessly blend interactions in the virtual and physical world. Whether it be AR leveraging transparent displays for seamless data visualization, VR entirely replacing physical with virtual, or MR (mixed reality) somewhere in between, XR has increasingly seen adoption across markets.

This paper will outline the foundational technologies and metrics that define XR experiences, introduce the current standards study items and research resources dedicated to enabling XR, and highlight some of the challenges that will define the next stage of innovation and standardization for XR-enabled immersive experiences.