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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).  

Introduction to Senior Home Safety and Comfort

Do you know that one of the top fears of growing old is not being able to live in your own home. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level". Every year, more and more seniors and their families are exploring to age in place instead of moving to aged care facilities.

To help families assess their options, we have released a FREE GUIDE on Introduction to Senior Home Safety and Comfort.

10 Tech Holiday Gifts For Your Grandparents

If you’ve got grandparents that need to be brought into the modern age, then these tech devices are perfect for a surprise gift this Christmas. Not only will these holiday gifts help keep your grandparents safe, they will maintain their independence and boost morale.

OhmniLabs Launches Innovative Pilot Programs

Silicon Valley-Based Startup Connects Families Through Affordable, Easy to Use Robots

Santa Clara, California — July 19, 2016 — OhmniLabs (https://ohmnilabs.com/), a Silicon Valley-based robotics startup, today announces the availability of its technology for pilot programs across the US. OhmniLabs is kicking off this launch by partnering with facilities such as Home Care Assistance of North America, Avenidas located in Palo Alto, California and The Heritage Pointe located in Walnut Creek, California.

OhmniLabs created affordable and capable robots that virtually provide companionship and care in a way that no existing tool can match. The robots enable shared experiences that are delightful, engaging, and spontaneous for families. OhmniLabs’ robots are customizable and designed from the ground-up and unlike expensive alternatives, the robots feature zero-touch, user-centric designs that stem from research and extensive user testing.

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