SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentab, a unique platform that lets users connect in real time with their friends and loved ones, today announced the release of its SentabTV digital media player. The launch comes just in time for the holidays, on the heels of the company's newly-available iOS and Android apps and web program. SentabTV seeks to enable unlimited cross-device connectivity, and remove the technological barriers that prevent senior citizens from enjoying the social aspects of the Internet.
"The desire to help people all over the world connect, capture and share their precious moments with loved ones is what led us to develop SentabTV," said Tarmo Pihl, Founder and CEO of Sentab. "By blending the simplicity of the TV platform with the immediacy of live-recorded video via mobile devices and computers, SentabTV will help make the user experience more authentic."
According the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people ages 65 and older will reach 82.3 million by 2040. SentabTV can provide key benefits to this growing, often overlooked population. The easy-to-use, integrated platform will help them combat loneliness, communicate more effectively with family members and care providers within senior living communities – all via their TV. The technology has been well-received by reputable leaders within the industry. Brookdale Senior Living, for example, has agreed to a residency program where they will trial SentabTV within their communities.
"A frequent complaint made by seniors and their relatives stems from the limited availability of health care providers/physicians and poor communication overall." said Dr. Aniket Chakrabarti, an Internal Medicine/Geriatric Specialist based in Pembroke, Massachusetts. "SentabTV will enable patients to connect with their healthcare providers/physicians directly through a secure telemedicine portal at their convenience, remedying all those aforementioned stigmas associated with geriatric care, as well as unnecessary hospital visits and prolonged ER stays."
SentabTV was designed to cater to the needs of elderly users. The large TV display and remote control navigation are perfect for those with aging eyes and dexterity problems. Users of all ages, however, can appreciate the capabilities offered by the set top box. Video chatting, engaging over social media, and displaying photos and videos was never more seamless.
The SentabTV set top box costs $149.00 and is available for purchase via Amazon. It offers users the following capabilities via a $9.99/mo. subscription fee:
- Audio and video calls right from the TV to mobile or web
- Photo and video sharing
- Games targeting cognitive retention
- Online communities and marketplace
For more information on SentabTV visit https://www.sentab.com/.
Established in 2014, Sentab seeks to remove the technological barriers that prevent senior citizens from enjoying the social aspects of the Internet. Sentab is a FREE service and currently available via iOS and Android device applications. For more information on Sentab, visit https://www.sentab.com/.
North 6th Agency, Inc. (For Sentab)
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