Making hardware to end social isolation
No Isolation aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness, and make difficult life transitions a little easier by developing warm technology.
In this talk, former Innovation Director at No Isolation Simon Oliver Ommundsen explains the process of designing, developing and refining two hardware products created specifically to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
Komp is a one-button computer that bridges the communication gap between those that struggle to use modern day technology, and their more tech-savvy family and friends.
AV1 is your eyes, ears and voice in the classroom on the days you cannot attend school. It is a telepresence robot that ensures no student misses a class, break time or conversation with friends. It is more than remote learning — it is the next best thing to being there in person.
About the speaker
Simon Oliver Ommundsen
Simon has been central in the ideation, design and production of both AV1 and Komp through his roles as Lead UX and CTO in No Isolation. He is now an independent consultant.
About No Isolation
No Isolation was founded in 2015 with an aim to reduce social isolation and loneliness by developing warm technology. Their products include the Komp one-button computer and AV1, telepresence robot that ensures no student misses a class, break time or conversation with friends.
Headquartered in Oslo with additional offices in London and Munich, No Isolation aims make difficult life transitions a little easier for the people they reach with products and solutions.