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Tingxi Tan

Tingxi Tan

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Ohmni Launch Day

2 years went by in a blink of an eye. It seems just yesterday we are cramped into Jared's 1-bedroom apartment, working off makeshift soldering stations and coding from the kitchen floor.

Fast forward 2 years, we have our own office and manufacturing space in the heart of Silicon Valley, a dream team built from scratch, and most importantly, amazing supporters that really believe in our vision: bringing affordable and useful robotics to everyone, in every home.

OhmniLabs Introduces Ohmni, A Home Robot That Transforms How Families Stay Connected.

Silicon Valley-Based Startup Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Bring the Ohmni Experience To Families Around The World

Santa Clara, California — April 12, 2017 — OhmniLabs (https://ohmnilabs.com/), a Silicon Valley-based robotics startup, today announces the launch of Ohmni, a home robot that lets families connect in a more natural and engaging way than any video chat. During the crowdfunding campaign, the robot will be available for an introductory price of $1,395. This price is $500 off the MSRP.

Featured on Autodesk's "Designing Differently" publication.

In the early days of OhmniLabs, we chose Autodesk's Fusion360 as our design platform of choice for its powerful design tools, collaboration features, and low cost. Today, we learned that Autodesk featured us as a customer success story on their Fusion360 blog.

Ohmni The Home Robot Delights All.

(Image Source: The New York Times)

Earlier this year, we started a pilot program with Home Care Assistance to explore the benefits of using our home robot, Ohmniwith residents of The Heritage Downtown retirement living community in Walnut Creek, CA. Many residents signed up to test Ohmni as a new way to communicate with their families and they've been enjoying our robots ever since!

Telepresence Is the Loneliness Solution Our Seniors Need

Taking Homecare into the Future, from Helplines and Caregivers to Robots

In a New York Times article that came out September this year, author Katie Hafner writes about older adults who are experiencing loneliness at significantly higher levels. The article is titled “Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness”-- and the choice of the word “epidemic” is especially appropriate. Hafner compiles anecdotes and research that illustrate an aspect of loneliness that we as a society tend to ignore-- its very real physical effects. She quotes Dr. John T. Cacioppo, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago, who says, “Denying you feel lonely makes no more sense than denying you feel hunger.” Apart from its self-evident mental and psychological aspects, chronic loneliness is associated with such physical ramnifications as increased levels of cortisol, a major stress hormone, and higher vascular resistance, which can raise blood pressure and decrease blood flow to vital organs. It’s becoming more apparent that loneliness doesn’t just hurt emotionally-- it hurts physically, too (though these distinctions are somewhat facetious-- anyone who’s feeling lonely can tell you they don’t feel well).  

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