aKin   əˈkin/
adjective  
of similar nature (to be like a human)   related part of the family)

Building a future with more free time and wellbeing

Our founder's story

Liesl Yearsley - CEO

The idea for aKin came to our founder after a personal journey. While building enterprise grade AI systems for large corporations as a working mum she realised two things:

  • AI systems have more influence on daily life than people realise. They learn everything about us, communicate in ways that are natural and intuitive, and shape our behaviours every day
  • Nobody was applying deep tech and AI to solve a problem she lived every day: trying to contribute to society by working, but also being a primary caregiver running a home and caring for the well-being of people she loved

The epiphany was – what if big-tech really cared? What if tech could understand our hopes and our dreams, and help us live our best lives? Imagine the impact on society if a caring technology supported us in our daily lives, reflected our values, and used this to manage the activities of daily living, like choosing food, doing chores, managing time and resources, having fun, and optimising for life outcomes.

Did you know that running a home takes
25 hours a week? At aKin we are dedicated to reducing this workload. Giving people more free time, and improving well-being

Our desire is to have a thoughtful footprint on this earth, and live a life filled with richer experiences and less frantic consumption.

aKin will not rest until we have improved the well-being of society, the environment, and given people back ten hours a week of free time.

Vision

aKin is driven by a vision that humanity as a species can evolve to a more mindful place

Mission

Our mission is the responsible co-evolution of technology and humanity

aKin is a Public Benefit Corporation, which means we measure our success by our positive impact on society. We dream of a world where technology is a force for good, and day-by-day helps us build a better life. Technology should give us well being, meaningful connection with people we love, and mindful use of time and resources.

If we can get this right in an individual home, we can extend this benefit to all of society and the ecosystem we live in. The other side of co-evolution is the technology itself.

We are building advanced forms of technology with deep empathy and the ability to solve complex problems.

The word 'akin' has a dual meaning which reflects this co-evolution. Akin means “to be like something” and “to be part of the family”.

We are building technology that grows in capability to take on more advanced human workloads, and is a trusted and empathic part of the family.

Our kin

aKin serves people living with disability and their caregivers. We call customers our kin, because we consider you part of our family.

NDIS Participants

People with neurodiversity or mobility issues

Caregivers

People that help persons with neurodiversity or mobility issues

Support & health professionals

Support workers, coordinators, occupational therapists, etc

Our products

aKin's assistive technology

We are building advanced forms of technology with deep empathy and the ability to solve complex problems.

As our technology grows in capability to take on more advanced human workload, it becomes a trusted and empathic part of the family. Our product are 100% funded by the NDIS.

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