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Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Collection Inventor:
Massie, Thomas  Search this
McLurkin, James  Search this
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Thomas Massie Interview TRT: 50:26 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.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original videos are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Signed releases on file, but releases not available for Western School students.
Collection Citation:
Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Presentation and Interviews, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Presentation and Interviews
Massie/McLurkin Innovative Lives Presentation and Interviews / Series 2: Master Videos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History