Sentiens is the Latin root of the English word sentience. Sentience means “to sense” and “to perceive”. The term is often used in philosophy to distinguish or describe a higher order of life, one that not only can think and reason, but also to feel.
We choose this as our name not for marketing purposes (it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it?). We chose it because it seemed to best fit the foundational science, technology, and vision for the company, which is to focus on the key aspects of how sensation and perception play a major role in our experiences of life and products, and the importance of these in addiction and addiction therapy. We focus on the senses because they are what make us the higher order of life, and they are powerful.