HNSE-P2-8. The Analysis of VR/AR Cost and Immersion

Yessenia Henriquez1
Faculty Mentor: SJ Kim, Ph.D.1
1Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, Entertainment Engineering and Design

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) habitually seek to construct new environments to produce virtual experiences. Virtual experiences are unimaginable to establish in real life, but not in a digital context. These virtual experiences could range from medical procedures in a virtual hospital setting to bizarre worlds in entertainment environments. Nonetheless, the rudimentary necessity to fabricate genuine virtual experiences is immersion. This literature review centers around discovering various aspects that formulate both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). This study attempts to comprehend the possibilities and objectives that AR and VR are most compatible with. The upcoming results heavily touch upon immersion (genuine virtual experiences) and cost (physical or software cost) in VR/AR. Overall, VR structures are more immersive to the user in integrating an “out of body” experience but are often more costly due to the equipment needed to perform these computations. AR structures are more available to cheaper alternatives but do not create a serious virtual experience (VE) as VR structures. Both VR and AR environments and objectives, however, combine interdisciplinary areas for a dynamic VE for users.

This research was funded by the Southern Nevada Northern Arizona (SNNA) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), which is housed within UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach and supported by a grant (HRD – 1712523) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 


Nov 15 - 19 2021


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HNSE: Poster Session 2
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3 Replies to “HNSE-P2-8. The Analysis of VR/AR Cost and Immersion”

  1. Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting my poster presentation on VR/AR Immersion and Costs and I hope you all learned something new from it! Feel free to leave any comments or questions regarding my research or anything you think of in general.

  2. Thank you for sharing the results of your investigation. This topic is certainly timely given all the attention paid to facebook’s recent announcement that its focus will shift from social media to VR-focused services. I look forward to hearing about your plans to contribute to the body of research literature on this topic.

    1. Of course and thank you for your feedback! Upon mentioning Facebook’s new shift in VR services, I plan to look forward to what they will do with that platform in the upcoming future. Maybe I will research more about it in the future when there is more information on it!

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