Bright Spot #18: The SIMPLE Invention that CHANGED Senior Living Safety Forever! – Smart Knob for Stove Safety?
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 those with limitations to use the stove safely?
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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 those with limitations to use the stove safely? Well, that day is today!
The Mavericks sit down with Akshita Iyer, founder to talk about the importance of full control in the kitchen. Akshita, discovered how important it was to have full control in the kitchen when her mom accidentally left the stove on and started a house fire. The accident helped her realize how many people feel tied down in their kitchen when they should feel a sense of freedom.
This personal experience led her to build Ome Kitchen—a simple, affordable way to upgrade any kitchen into a smart one. Ome makes maintaining a stress-free and safe environment a priority when creating your classic go-to’s, diving into a new recipe, or simply managing many household tasks.
Their Mission: *Peace of Mind *Simplicity *Freedom Join us as we learn more from Akshita and “the smart know that turns itself off”! In this captivating episode, we dive into the simple invention that has changed senior living safety forever. Did you know that individuals aged 65 and older are twice as likely to die in a kitchen fire? Unbelievable, right? But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Join us as we explore this pressing topic and introduce our incredible guest, Akshita, the founder of Ome. With her background in neuroscience and a personal experience that sparked her passion for kitchen safety, Akshita shares her journey of creating a retrofit system that turns standard gas and electric stoves into smart appliances without the need for expensive replacements. Imagine having the ability to remotely control your stove, set timers, and even receive notifications, all from your smartphone.
But it doesn’t stop there. Akshita also discusses how this technology 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. With partnerships with industry giants like Whirlpool and Honeywell, Ome is revolutionizing the kitchen safety landscape. So, whether you’re a concerned family member or a tech enthusiast, this episode is a must-watch.
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CHAPTERS: 00:00 – Introduction and discussion of kitchen fire statistics
03:37 – Explanation of the smart stove knob and its features
08:36 – Discussion of the potential benefits for older adults and independent living
13:23 – Technical details and ease of use of the smart stove knob
15:33 – Advice for listeners and the importance of customer feedback
18:41 – Conclusion of the interview and information on purchasing the product
18:53 – Announcement of the upcoming collaboration and unconference
19:25 – Discussion of the theme of the event and its importance
21:03 – Call to action for attendees and discussion on making meaningful changes
21:28 – Information on tickets and sponsorships for the event
21:45 – Final thoughts and encouragement for change-makers to attend the event