MoPix system could revolutionize theater experience for some

posted by Michael Zoldessy on February 28, 2007 at 4:30 am

FORT WAYNE, IN — A student at Indiana University has created a new in-theater system to assist those hearing and visually impaired. With components including a rear captioning system and headphones, it could completely change the way people see films.

One component of MoPix is The Rear Window Captioning System, and it’s an amazingly simple concept. An LED screen mounted at the rear of an auditorium displays captions, but displays them backward.

A patron who wants to make use of the system carries a transparent acrylic panel to their seats and mounts it in the cupholder or attaches it to the armrest.

Another component of MoPix is DVS Theatrical which allows visually impaired patrons to access narration via headphones that describes what is happening on the screen without drowning out dialogue.

For more, read the Journal Gazette.

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alex35mm
alex35mm on February 28, 2007 at 9:34 am

DTS came out with something almost exactly like this a few years ago, and this is almost a complete rip off. One theater in my area has this incororated into a few of the auditoriums although I have never seen any one use it.

http://www.dts.com/cinema/dtsaccess/

I’ll admit that the MoPix version is a lot cheeper.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 28, 2007 at 1:15 pm

There’s some confusion here. The Indiana University student did not create this system (nor does the Journal Gazette article say she did). She just wants to have it installed in her city.

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