Mixed Reality (MR), sometimes referred to as Hybrid Reality, is an interface that combines both elements of physical and digital environments to enable real-time interaction between the two.
Different to Virtual Reality (VR), where the user is engaged in a digital experience, Mixed Reality is often used closely with Augmented Reality (AR), where both realities set a virtual object in a physical field. Augmented Reality layers the digital object onto the physical one, whereas Mixed Reality builds a space for the two elements to interact.
Some Mixed Reality designs use avatars, holograms and images. Other designs stimulate a more advanced experience using senses such as taste, touch and smell.