BreachingVR v2.0.2

Artúr Barnabás Kovács (Developer), Paul Bruce McIlvenny

Research output: Non-textual formComputer programmeEducation


BreachingVR This release is a working simple demo in VR of the inverting lenses tutorial exercise by the sociologist Harold Garfinkel. A user wearing a virtual reality headset can vertically invert their visual perception of the physical world around them (via the camera pass-through) or invert their perception of a virtual world in which the user can pick up virtual objects and use virtual tools. Very disorientating. Some people may get very sick very quickly! Requirements An HTC Vive Pro VR headset and controllers installed with SteamVR on a VR-ready laptop with Windows 10. Download Download the release build under ASSETS below, unzip it to a convenient folder, and run the breachingVR.exe file. Use the keyboard to control what you see in the HMD Switch between virtual scene and physical camera with the RETURN key on the keyboard. Flip or revert the image with the SPACE key. Use the left and right ARROW keys to adjust for the camera pass-through images not being aligned. Notes This demo works with the HTC Vive Pro VR headset. It may work with other headsets compatible with SteamVR, but the real world demo is dependent on the external camera feed from the HMD. If you have any bug reports or fixes then add an issue and/or pull request.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date31 Jul 2020
Media of outputDownload fra hjemmeside
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2020


  • Ethnomethodology
  • Virtual Reality
  • Lenses
  • Perception


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