Movie theaters are having a challenging time drawing in crowds. As the technology advances and the cost of obtaining a "big" screen and "big" sound is driven down to affordable levels, theaters look to find new ways to stay relevent. 4D is the next generation of immersive movie experience. The problem is that there are currently no open sourced chairs where movie studios could easily program a chair to provide the viewer with the most immersive experience.
4D immersive chair provide movie goers with the next generation movie experience. Just like Apple introduced the iPhone which revelutionized how we consume the digital age. Apple created a phone with a microphone, speaker, camera, gyroscope, GPS, etc and then opened the use of these components to developers to program use cases. The 4D immersive chair models the same premise. It has hydrolics that allow movement, motors, gyros, fans, speakers, that any movie studio could add to the timeline of the film to engage the viewer on a 4th dimension.
The costs to develop each 4D immersive chair would range based on the feature sets that would be added. Hydrolic movements and motors would bear the highest costs.
Costs for movie studios to add the experience timelines to their productions would also have to be considered.