Temple Grandin invented the squeeze machine at the age of 18 that delivers deep touch pressure to help her learn to tolerate touching and to reduce anxiety and nervousness. The squeeze machine is the inspiration behind the T.Jacket!
Dr. Grandin controlled the T.Jacket using the app without difficulty and adjusted it to a pressure she desired. She liked the pressure, which she said is good and strong enough.
It feels incredibly awesome yet humbling to meet with the highly respected Dr. Grandin, our inspiration!
We're getting to know Zach better by giving him a category, and asking him about the first thing in that category that comes into his mind. We also get a little random musing or fact from him. I definitely agree with him about Running Man (more below) Were your answers any similar or different? Let us know :)
Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses. I listen to it on the way to work sometimes.
KFC? Okay Western Cuisine. It's my comfort food whenever i'm stressed
Manchester United. Supported them since I was 8, and am ready to go through the downs with them right now.
Singapore. A lot of people ask me during the World Cup which country I support. I tell them that the only country I support is Singapore. But i don't think i'll ever get to see that in the world cup during my lifetime.
Car. Alpha Romeo. I really like the triangular vent in the front of the car. It's the trademark of Alpha Romeo. I think it looks very sleek.
Soju (Korean vodka). I recently started mixing soju with fruit juice and it tastes really good. You should try it!
Pink. I had a discussion about whether the shirt im currently wearing is pink or purple. But I might be colour blind because i thought it was purple. (Interviewer's note: it was pink)
World Wide Web. It's one of the most powerful inventions and is being used in a lot of different industries right now.
Transformers, just because i'm going to watch it next week. If we're talking about shows, then it would be Running Man (a South Korean variety show). It suits any mood. When you're happy and you watch it you become happier, and when you're down and you watch it, you become happy!
Do you feel like you know Zach better already? ;) Have a good upcoming weekend everyone!
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
(this is the quote T.Ware's CTO, affectionately known as Sep, probably lives by)
Whiz, smarty, geeky, cool? That's Sep!
For our interview with Sep, we're doing it 5W + 1H style (do you recall this from your earlier years of schooling?) See what he has to say.
Where have you travelled to with T.Ware?
Vancouver for Haptics Symposium 2012
Hannover for CeBIT 2013
Ningbo for factory visits 2012
Batam for factory vist
Johor Bahru for factory visit
Kulai Johor for factory visit
Munich for a demo
What are the 3 most important things in your workspace? Why and what do you use it for?
The 3 most impt thing an electrical engineer needs is a soldering iron, hot air station and an oscilloscope. The 4th thing is the programmer, which is specific to the chip being used. (Editor's note: i was under the impression the programmer is the person programming, but it's actually a little board. silly me.)
When do you feel the most creative?
When i'm starving. Because I need to get things done before I can stop for a break. I'm actually also most creative in the early morning, like from 4am to 6am.
Who has been the biggest influence in your techy life?
A consultant in a company I used to work in. And my supervisor during my internship with ITE as a hardware research engineer. I got the fundamentals of my skills from them, and these were the skills that brought me into the embedded systems field.
Why do you do what you do?
Ambition to have the masses use well designed products that have been designed by me for commercial use. I guess I believe that 'Technology saves alot of your time so that u can do something else that u like to do.'
How often do you attempt to clean up your workspace?
My workspace? Every week. Me: Do you succeed? Sep: In fact I clean it everyday, but the rate at which stuff comes in is faster at which I can rearrange stuff. So it's getting messier and messier and messier...
Can you share any of your prototype drawings to wrap this interview up?
(Very enthusiastically scuttles off to look for some..)