Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.
A boundary defines the area in which you can move around while you’re wearing your Windows Mixed Reality immersive headset. Because you can’t see your surroundings while you’re using your headset, it’s important to create a boundary to help you avoid obstacles. The boundary looks like a white outline inside mixed reality, and appears when you come close to it. When you see it, slow your movements, and avoid crossing the boundary or extending your limbs beyond it.
The area inside the boundary should be free of furniture and other obstacles, including the area above you (think about low-hanging light fixtures or ceiling fans). This way, you’ll know that as long as you stay inside the boundary, you won’t bump into or trip over anything.
When you first set up your headset, you’ll have a chance to create a boundary. If you choose not to create a boundary during setup, you can create one at any time.
Some apps might be designed to work with a boundary, so you might not be able to use them, or might not have the same experience, if you use them without a boundary.
If someone new uses your headset, make sure they understand the boundary and how to use it. And if you move your headset to a new location, you’ll need to set up a new boundary that works for that space.
This tutorial will show you how to set up and create a new boundary in Windows Mixed Reality for your account in Windows 10.