Embodied Interaction Design
sold on Blu-ray
Walk-in Theater™ uses MONKEYmedia’s patented, body-based navigation technology, BodyNav®, to put users in control of their movement through virtual environments. With nothing more than a tablet or head-mounted display and natural body movement, Walk-in Theater introduces a new 3D framework for multi-stream video and sound that supports embodied experience, and more intimate connections with characters and content.
Leveraging patented BodyNav technology, Teleport™ offers drone pilots an exhilarating first-person aviation experience. While traditional piloting techniques restrain users in sedentary postures, Teleport frees them to literally lean into more physically involved and emotionally engaging travel. BodyNav also reduces sensory imbalances that can cause motion sickness.
MONKEYmedia’s Seamless Expansion™ and Seamless Contraction™ inventions enable rich interactive video experiences on DVD, Blu-ray, Smart TV, DVR, set-top and mobile ad platforms. Seamless Expansion enables real-time access to optional content, such as behind-the-scenes featurettes and long-form advertisements. Seamless Contraction lets distributors bundle theatrical and extended editions of the same film to optimize memory resources. These patents, which date back to 1992, are licensed by all the major U.S. motion picture studios and incorporated into over 184 million movies.
Tired of having to choose between comfort and immersion in VR? Join the BodyNav developer program to receive tools and rights to use BodyNav in your own games and applications. The free BodyNav® Test Drive for OpenVR allows your end-users to experience freedom from motion sickness in popular HTC Vive & Oculus Rift games before writing any new code.
“Fundamentally, you’ve solved a really important problem. It doesn’t require a joystick and you don’t get motion sickness. It has a very natural feel and seems to solve vestibular dysfunction. An outstanding solution. Really great.”
Richard Garriott de Cayeux
Legendary video game pioneer and private astronaut
MONKEYmedia, Inc. is an award-winning, independent R&D lab committed to user-friendly technology experiences. MONKEYmedia specializes in creating precocious new interface strategies that offer embodied interaction experiences. Our technologies enable partners to build immersive content interactions that prioritize the user while extending product functionality. Licensees of MONKEYmedia’s patents include the largest consumer electronics and operating system companies in the world, all major motion picture studios in the United States, and other Fortune 500 industry players.
Eric Gould Bear
Eric Gould Bear
Founder & CEO
Eric is a technology entrepreneur, with over 35 years of experience crafting and establishing product strategies for many corporations. A former university professor and Fortune 500 executive, he is recognized for collaborative approaches to creating easy-to-use and engaging digital media. Named on 100+ software and hardware patents and applications. Products based on his inventions are used by millions of people every day.
Janna Buckmaster Bear
Janna Buckmaster Bear
Janna brings to our management team experience supervising large-scale productions, from telecommunications anti-trust litigation to medical informatics software. She came to user-centered design with a Masters in Somatic (aka body-based) Psychology and years of professional experience working with matters of body / mind interface and integration
Filmmaker & Media Artist
Rachel is a filmmaker and media artist, whose research has focused on cinematic dimensions of the sense of place, animate and ephemeral dimensions of architectural space, and new paradigms for narrative construction in digital media.
Jim is a sound designer, composer, engineer and technical producer who collaborates with film and radio producers, performance artists and product designers, using concrete sound elements and human voice to build impressionistic and abstract sound environments.
Hunter Maximillian Monk
Hunter Maximillian Monk
Hunter is an iOS engineer specializing in streaming video and augmented reality. He’s responsible for the architecture and maintenance of the latest versions of MONKEYmedia’s Walk-in Theater and Teleport apps. Swift is his language of preference, although he speaks English fluently.
Social Media Ambassador
Deeksha has a background in the convergence of data science, engineering and user research. At MONKEYmedia, she champions a critical Millennial point-of-view for our social media campaigns, educating old school monkeys and making sure our inventions are understood and appreciated.
Contact our team to learn more about how our technology can enhance your virtual reality, interactive video or drone piloting products.
Copyright © 1994-2023 MONKEYmedia, Inc. All rights reserved. MONKEYmedia, SeamlessTV and BodyNav are registered trademarks of MONKEYmedia. Walk-in Theater, Teleport, Seamless Expansion and Seamless Contraction are trademarks of MONKEYmedia. BodyNav, BodyNav Test Drive, Walk-in Theater and Teleport are covered by US Patent 9,563,202, US Patent 9,579,586, US Patent 9,612,627, US Patent 9,656,168, US Patent 9,658,617, US Patent 9,782,684, US Patent 9,791,897, US Patent 9,919,233, US Patent 10,596,478, US Patent Application 16/793,056 and other patents pending. Seamless Expansion is covered by, US Patent 6,393,158, US Patent 9,185,379, US Patent 9,247,226 and US Patent 10,051,298. Seamless Contraction is covered by US Patent 6,177,938, US Patent 6,219,052, US Patent 6,215,491, US Patent 6,335,730, US Patent 8,381,126, US Patent 8,370,746, US Patent 8,370,745, US Patent 8,392,848. BodyNav tutorial game soundtrack courtesy of De La Soul. The Teleport App has been tested using DJI Phantom 4, Mavic Pro and Spark drones. iPhone, iPad and iOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. DJI, Phantom, Mavic and Spark are trademarks of SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd. HTC VIVE is a trademark of HTC Corporation. Oculus and Rift are trademarks of Facebook Technologies, LLC. Samsung, Sony, TiVo, Rovi, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Paramount, Walt Disney, Buena Vista, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel are trademarks of their respective owners. All other product names, logos and brands are property of their respective owners.