360-Degree Video

360-degree video keeps the viewer in a fixed point surrounded by approximately 360 degrees of video. This approach is considered less immersive than traditional VR, where the viewer can actually move within the world that has been built. Although often referred to as VR, 360-degree video in and of itself is not considered Virtual Reality.

Accelerometer and Gyroscope

Accelerometers are used to detect the orientation of the device they are placed in, such as a mobile phone, tablet, or HMD. The gyroscope adds another dimension to the information calculated by the accelerometer, tracking the rotation of the device.


Agency refers to the interactive capabilities available to a user in a VR/AR/MR experience. Most developers ...

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