This project's funding goal was not reached on June 27, 2014.
About this project
The TVPRO is the first patent pending interactive media player that has a Full 1080p HD webcam. It transforms any TV into a “Beyond Smart” TV that can now provide the same experience we enjoy from our computers and mobile devices every day. Any TV can now become an intelligent, interactive portal to entertain and communicate with the world.
The TVPRO has a quad core processor which provides a desktop quality experience and is powered by Android giving you access to over a million apps, movies, TV shows, music and more through the Google Play Store. This along with full internet browsing capabilities provides limitless entertainment options, but the key feature is the 1080p HD webcam, bringing live video communication to the living room, forever changing how we use the TV.
We started 18 months ago with the mission of making our passion for Health and Wellness a way of life that can be accessible and enjoyed by all. Seeing live video communication as the technology that has the power to achieve this, we wanted to create an environment that would emulate the motivation, excitement and accountability of an in person session.
Our goal was to provide an immersive, interactive experience with top professionals bringing the best training and guidance to the big screen. This concept is the basis for Reshape, our patent pending online video training platform that will soon be bringing the top health and wellness professionals Live to your TV through the TVPRO.
We quickly discovered that bringing Reshape to the TV was not going to be an easy task as a universal solution to provide live video communications to the TV did not exist. The only viable option was to connect a laptop and webcam to use the TV as a monitor, which was not an efficient process. Knowing that Reshape professionals training live on the TV would be the key to make a lasting impact, we decided to invest in creating the solution.
Our goal was to simply bring the interactive, user-friendly experience of our computers and mobile devices to the TV. After a long collaboration with our dedicated and hardworking team, we were able to create an all-in-one technology solution that has the power to change the way people communicate through the TV.
In addition to training and learning from a top professional LIVE in your living room, you can now Skype with family or Hangout with friends all on the big screen.
While the TVPRO was created as a means to bring the Reshape Platform to the TV, the end result is a combination of technologies aligning to make live video communication and entertainment a simple, effective experience on the TV. The TVPRO has the potential to connect us in ways we never expected to achieve things we never thought possible.
- The Full 1080p HD webcam has a wide 90 degree viewing angle to allow multiple participants to conference at one time or provide a field of view for someone to complete dynamic movements. Most typical webcams have a viewing angle of 40 to 60 degrees which usually only captures one participant and not in full view.
- Dual noise cancelling microphones provide improved audio quality to suppress echoes and ambient sounds for any home or business video conferencing applications.
- Integrated speakers provide an independent audio solution to allow it to be placed away from the TV to enhance the conferencing experience.
- Google Voice Search
- 1080p HD streaming
- Expandable Micro SD storage up to 32GB.
- Bluetooth Enabled to easily connect headphones, keyboards, wearables and any compatible devices.
- WiFi and LAN Ethernet connections
- Miracast, DLNA and XBMC support which allows you to wirelessly send photos, videos and other media from compatible devices to the TVPRO.
TVPRO Dual Microphones enable Google Voice Search features.
The 2.4 gHz dual-sided full keyboard air mouse remote is a universal controller that makes the TVPRO a turnkey solution. With a full keyboard and TV control IR learning, the air mouse is designed to be a functional remote providing a seamless and easy experience. Having a high quality air mouse remote with these features was essential in making this an intuitive interface for all users to control the TV just like a computer.
In searching for a hardware solution to bring Reshape to the TV, we tested everything available. This led us to find one of the first HDMI stick media PC's with a 2MP camera at CES in January 2013. Aside from its limitations from a hardware and configuration perspective, it showed promise that this technology could be the answer. We began to search for the right team to take the next steps. With the help of relationships from previous LED product manufacturing, we were able to find an engineering and manufacturing partner that not only specialized in media streaming devices, but also shared our vision that this technology has the potential to make a huge impact, changing the way people learn and communicate.
When we began working together, our engineering team had also seen the limitations of the earlier devices and was already in the process of developing one of the first top mounted media devices with a webcam. This was the first generation device that we began testing and integrating with the Reshape platform. During months of refining this device, we were able to identify and correct issues to reach a very stable Android 4.2.2 platform and also learned critical improvements to enhance the webcam experience that helped us moving forward.
While this device was very impressive and a great innovation, the dual-core processor and SD camera were not able to deliver the desktop quality experience with HD video communications that we desired for Reshape. We needed a hardware combination that was powerful enough to run the TV with the same responsiveness of a high end tablet and have an HD camera to provide the video quality that we have come to expect from today’s top webcams.
To achieve this level of performance, we concluded that the next generation device needed to have a Quad Core processor and not just an HD webcam, but a Full 1080p HD webcam to provide the best experience possible. The biggest engineering challenge was fitting all of these components into a design that remained small and sleek to be aesthetically complimentary to any TV set. Our talented chief designer and engineering team put forward an amazing concept that included many innovative features which allow the TVPRO to be the dynamic solution for so many applications.
- A second microphone was added for noise cancellation to create a high quality audio experience from anywhere in the living room or office.
- Two speakers were integrated as an audio option so the device could be utilized as a complete home or business video conferencing system when connected to any type of monitor, display or TV.
- The top mounting bracket was redesigned with a magnetic concave fitting that is easily detachable and allows the user to quickly change the orientation of the camera to almost any necessary angle, both horizontally and vertically.
- The HD camera viewing angle was increased from 45 to 90 degrees to be able to show a person in full view from a distance of 5 - 7 feet.
As our team has been working on the TVPRO for over 14 months, we are now in the final stages of development, putting us 5 - 7 weeks away from starting the production model. We have been able to optimize the processor and software to remove any heat dissipation concerns and are now working to enhance the integration of the updated HD video camera for seamless operation with the Reshape Android app and other popular video platforms.
We are a Miami Beach, FL based company with our engineering, design and manufacturing teams also located in California, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. Our production facilities in Shenzen are located within one of Foxconn's industrial parks, which is advantageous for sourcing high quality components. It is widely known that this is the epicenter of where the majority of our smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices are manufactured, and we are pleased to convey that level of transparency in the production of TVPRO.
Our excitement for the TVPRO is that it will make our vision of Reshape a reality for everyone to have access to learn and enjoy a life of health and wellness. Each TVPRO will come pre-loaded with the Reshape application, so you are just steps away from connecting with top professionals to do anything you choose right from your TV.
Everyone will now be able to enjoy the convenience and efficiency of training and learning from the privacy of their home. No judgments, no commute, no membership fees, just the freedom to choose the professional of their choice to achieve the goals they desire. The Reshape experience provides a level of excitement, accountability and personal interaction that is absent from all other models of in-home training today. We want people to get out of their comfort zone, without leaving their comfort zone, live through the TV.
Reshape professionals are the elite, fitness trainers, nutritionists, dieticians and life coaches that train celebrities, professional athletes and everyday people to share their passion for leading a life of health and wellness. In order to maintain this high standard, Reshape is a membership only platform, requiring professionals to meet certain criteria to ensure they are providing only the top level of knowledge and training in their specific field.
The Reshape platform is powered by Addlive, a global leader in webRTC video technology that provides a high quality dynamic service offering that was not possible with other video conferencing solutions before. This technology allows consumers to connect with a professional live in the following ways:
- One on one allowing you to have a personalized interaction.
- A Class with family or friends on the same video feed.
- Group sessions allowing up to 12 participants from anywhere.
- Broadcast feature supports up to 10,000 viewing participants
These different offerings enable a pricing model that is affordable for everyone to find a way to lead a life of health and wellness from top professionals that were not accessible before.
We have developed Reshape to work across all devices to create a platform that is approachable and accessible for anyone to use anytime, anywhere. Both our Android and iOS native mobile applications are in the final stages of development.
We have made it our mission to use this technology as a means for introducing people to a life of health and wellness by connecting them with professionals to get the right guidance, knowledge and motivation for a positive and permanent lifestyle change.
We truly believe that the combination of the TVPRO and the Reshape platform technology is just the beginning of what is possible through live video communications on the TV. The opportunities to bring education, training and teaching live to the big screen, along with the power of connecting people in a way never experienced, has applications to impact and enhance the lives of many.
We chose Kickstarter as it is an incredible platform to not only bring new innovations to market, but also to create great awareness in making this technology available to promote life improvement on a large scale.
With your backing and contribution we will:
- Complete last development steps and testing to set up production of the TVPRO to support this technology being readily available.
- Update platform software to Android 4.4 (Update completed!)
- Support a large scale marketing initiative so we can reach the masses to make a difference with this technology.
- Launch the Reshape Health and Wellness software platform and mature the technology to be adapted to bring other industries live to the TV.
- Complete the Reshape Android and iOS applications and begin implementing the new features listed below:
RESHAPE & TVPRO new features:
- Wearable device support for real time vital statistics data to be displayed on the TV during training sessions to be visible by you and your professional.
- Integrated connected scales that measure weight and BMI to be immediately recorded in user's profile dashboard for professional and user to measure progress.
- We are currently building an interactive e-commerce solution where Professional's recommended products can be available for purchase during live video sessions. This would allow you to purchase the t-shirt the professional is wearing or the supplements that are being recommended in real time from that session.
- Integrating a popular music service into the platform to allow professionals to create playlists for sessions that can be liked, shared or followed, allowing great new music to be discovered.
Risks and challenges
We have been working on the TVPRO for 14 months and the Reshape platform for 18 months and both are being successfully beta tested as we are now working on final development steps and fine tuning for mass production and launch.
As the TVPRO is the first media streaming player to include a Full 1080p HD webcam, we believe based on the success of other media players with a limited OS and no option for live video communications, that this device will be attractive in the marketplace for a variety of uses. Additionally, the Reshape platform technology will be the first to bring live 2-way and multi-party video training to the TV, providing a live interaction as the new standard replacing recorded content which continues to struggle to provide lasting results. We have also taken the necessary steps to protect this IP as both the TV PRO and Reshape platform have patents and trademarks pending which we believe will prove to be a valuable asset for the company in the future.
We have already removed the more complicated aspects and unknowns of the projects through the work and investment we have put forward, but we remain cognizant that there will be more challenges and substantial work ahead, which we welcome. We are fortunate to have assembled an experienced team with a proven track record in product engineering, manufacturing, tele-medicine, ERP database solutions, marketing, finance and health and fitness to continue to innovate and navigate the obstacles ahead.
There is a great sense of purpose in our approach to this business in making this technology and opportunity for life improvement something that can be enjoyed by many. We will keep everyone frequently updated with our progress and promise to be absolutely transparent if any problems or delays are to occur from our current projections.
Again we cannot thank you enough for your support and what it potentially means for the people that we will connect and the lives we can enhance with the power of technology.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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