A cinema is now no more a place to just watch movies. It’s has become a place to live them. A Canadian firm has changed the paradigms of motion picture viewing. They have invented 4-D seats. In the U.S., these electro-mechanical seats have been installed in over fifty cinemas.
Named D-Box, the movements of these 4-D seats are pre-programmed. They move according to what’s happening on screen. For example, if someone or something is hurtling down at you, the movement would be to sway to one side or be taken aback. There could also be vibratory movements or acceleration movements.
When the onscreen protagonist hops on to a fast car and speeds away, you can also expect the seat to move forward like you are accelerating. You can also expect to get free-fall movements from the seat; like when falling off a cliff and heading towards the ground.
If you do want to lessen the intensity of the movements you can do so. On the sides of the seats are control panels that let you do so. Latest versions of movies like Fast and Furious, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean will have the new seats installed at their screened theaters.
Engineers connected action on screen with the movement of the seat using motion code. A D-cinema box processes signals and sends them to each seat. You will have to pay extra for the experience.
4-D seats along with 3D technology will re-define cinema viewing experience. These technologies are the next wave of motion picture screening in theaters. You can expect that in some time 4-D seats will be available to home theater users too.