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.