INOE Technologies has developed and patented a process that allows for the delivery of visual content in 4D and in high definition to millions of users on the Internet. In the 4D mode, it allows for the user to choose his individual viewing angle and his proximity to content and to immerse himself within that content as if he were there. The process is referred to as the Total Immersive Experience or TIE.
Importantly, TIE allows users to store content for later viewing. Allegedly the technology allows users to view the stored content at new and different angles and distances from content. The user may "move in" to an object or person on a computer screen, (or a wide screen monitor connected to a computer) view them from the left side, the right side or move 360 degrees around them with what INOE Technologies claims is totally fluidity. INOE Technology claims that in each viewing, the content may be seen from another angle of the user's choice.
Sound is also an important component of the technology. The closer the user moves to the sound producing object on the screen, the louder the sound will be.
"The application of TIE can range from the production of concerts, prize fights and many other sporting events, to education, medicine and retailing. There are few limits to the number of industries where TIE has application," said John Triggle, INOE Technologies' Chairman and CEO.
INOE Technologies is currently negotiating with several major US and UK firms for initial implementation and for content development.
This technology seems quite impressive, but how does it work? Will it only work for digital creations like video games and animated films? Does it use software to digitally create the new angles? This technology seems pretty farfetched given the lack of explanation. Even this technology does work, it will probably be many years before it becomes of use at the consumer level, but it is an interesting idea for the future.