What is Passthrough in Spatial Computing?

Oscar de la Hera Gomez
A flower that represents spatial computing with the text "Passthrough" beneath it.

The term "passthrough" refers to the real-world video that is used to bleed a users surroundings into their digital world, producing a mixed-reality experience.

An example of a VisionPro showing how the real world bleeds into an environment.

A Digital Crown can be used to allow the external environment to bleed into the digital world.

The way that the operating system, app or experience integrates the real-world is through a technique known as passthrough which seamlessly integrates real-time video from the devices external cameras, helping people feel comfortable and connected in their real-world environment.

A user wearing a Vision Pro with their finger on a dial known as the Digital Crown.

A user controlling the level of immersion using

On a Vision Pro, the level of immersion (i.e. how much the real-world integrates with the digital world) is controlled with the Digital Crown.

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