Immersit: A Motion Generating Device
Virtual Reality is being on and off the screen for quite a while because of the several discourse regarding its pros and cons. This time, it gives us and the mainstream audience, enough reason on how thrilling and immersive it is. People often want to be part of the movie they watch or games they play on television, computer, and any other platform. So you guys have a device to get into what you want.
Immersit is providing you the feature of letting you experience what you want to get into. The mainstream Virtual Reality cameras give us the visual substance of it and the actual movement of the user; this breaks the immersion of a user into it and would no longer interest them. As an alternative, Immersit has come up with few cool features that can be used in any couch and it is mounted with four motors. This would help you move back and forth, up and down, and to either sides or any combinations of the said directions.
The motion of this device syncs with the video to a greater extent, which gives you the right kind of feeling. If you are on a racing track, and you give the car a sudden direction, you feel the sideways movement just like the actual driver would feel. But it can be uneasy at times during its transition. Immersit not only gives you the feel, but it also comes with an added feature of encoding motion tracks to your video.
So, the question could be, can this be done one at a time?
The answer is no. The company has tested Immersit with four members sitting on the couch and it worked perfectly fine. When you plug into a roller coaster video, the turns and shakes might not convince you, but it will offer you the amusement park feeling. There is no real installation process; it is hassle free because of its plug and play feature.
Whenever you want to experience a video, there is no need for syncing it with the device; it has an automatic feature of sensing the motions and does accordingly. Whereas this device will require further revision on the transitions or say smoother transitions.