Yes, I know this is posted on April Fool’s day – but it’s no joke.
On April 3rd – the Surprise movie theatrer will be unveiling new D-Box motion seats. What’s so special about these seats then? Well I’m sure you’ve either felt the force-feedack of a game-console controller or the vibration mode in your cellphone? Or one of those virtual rollercoaster rides? Well, this is something similar.
The seats are equipped with D-Box motion codes that correspond to the action on-screen, causing the seats to shake and tilt in time with the film’s action. For “Fast & Furious,” audience members will feel the shifts and rumbles of an opening hijacking sequence, but the seats will remain still during the quieter, dialogue scenes. According to Marcoux, the seats are used for about a third of the film, including subtle vibrations along with the soundtrack and stronger movement for the action scenes. – source AZ Central.
What surround-sound and DTS brought to our ears to make us feel more immersed in the movies, D-Box motion enables you to feel more of the movie you’re watching.
If you want to know more about the technology behind it then take a look at D-Box’s website.
I would love to be able to give one of these a go – or even better – have one at home hooked up to my home theater system! Thanks Koukla for sharing.