Thomas Massie Interview
Massie discusses how his company, formerly SensAble Devices, now SensAble Technologies, has grown to 19 full time employees occupying a 3,000 to 4,000 square foot office space. A new development is the hiring of software engineers for the company to develop the software "Ghost." Ghost allows other programmers to help build applications for the Phantom. Massie discusses the three sizes of Phantoms—wrist size, elbow centered and shoulder centered. The Phantom is being distributed and sold in Japan, Germany, Canada and other European countries. Demonstration of the Phantom with Massie explaining the differences from 1995 to 1997. Inventing is fun when he gets the chance to. As the company grows, more work is generated for Massie and he finds less time for exploring other ideas.
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