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Umami / Social Cooking Experience

Umami
Umami

Elderly Individuals who live independently often suffer from social isolation due to loss in mobility and transportation. However, they still desire frequent communication with their loved ones without becoming a burden. Our team identified cooking as a crucial part of the socialization process, and have created a induction stove that facilitates a safe, interactive, and stimulating cooking experience.

University

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, United States

Gabriella Jacobsen,
Virginia Tech

Andrew Kimbro,
Virginia Tech

Stephen Shickel,
Virginia Tech