What if we could add peace of mind and increased safety when using the stove? What if we never had to worry about leaving the stovetop on again? What if we were able to empower older adults to use the stove more safely?
Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse interview Akshita Iyer, founder and CEO of Ome, on the Mavericks of Senior Living Podcast to answer these questions and more. Akshita’s dives into her personal story of why she started Ome after her mom — diagnosed with Parkinson’s — left the stove on one too many times and started a kitchen fire. She shares her tumultuous journey of creating a retrofit device, the Ome Smart Knob, that turns standard gas and electric stoves into smart appliances without the need for expensive replacements — allowing users to monitor and control their burners in real-time, from anywhere.
In this episode, they also discuss how the Smart Knob works in detail (you can even see a live demo of the device in action!) and how it can be a game-changer for aging-in-place and senior living communities, providing peace of mind and valuable insights for caregivers and family members. Want to learn more about how Ome is revolutionizing kitchen safety for senior living?