The research field of virtual and mixed reality applications is very promising when it comes to teaching and learning situations to enhance well-being. Virtual reality encompasses the creation of a simulated environment, which is especially helpful for people that tend to feel psychologically distant from events and situations. Users of VR are able to dive into a computer-created environment that gives the impression of real-world and real-life situations and aesthetics. Differing from virtual reality, mixed reality applies digitally created images within real-world settings, thus being a hybrid between the digital and physical world. The power of virtual and mixed reality applications lies in the ability to let people experience events and situations in a most realistic way, yet in a safe and controlled environment, anticipating on the applications’ educative potential.
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