Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc. Welcomes Dr. Arun Kumar as Chief Technology Officer

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. – Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc. (www.tigereyesensor.com), the leader in the hands-free, wearable, personal security device market, is proud to announce that Arun Kumar, D.Sc., has joined its talented team of experienced professionals as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Kumar, who brings a wealth of image and video coding and compression skills, is leading development of the company’s innovative Tiger Eye Security Sensor (TESS).


“The technology behind TESS makes it one of the most sophisticated devices ever to enter the burgeoning personal security marketplace,” CJ Scarlet, Tiger Eye founder and president, said, adding, “Dr. Kumar’s experience with video and signal processing is particularly important, given the product’s unique image capture aspect.”

A small, hands-free, wearable personal security device that activates when the wearer calls out for help, TESS illuminates the area and begins recording events to help identify and prosecute an assailant through photographic images and audio recordings which are sent to the cloud.

In addition to recording an incident, TESS helps stop and prevent attacks by connecting with a live operator who warns the perpetrator to leave the scene and summons police to the user’s GPS location. TESS is currently under development and is expected to be released for sale to the public in mid-Spring 2015.

Dr. Kumar has 37 years experience designing efficient algorithms, designing software, and building hardware to do calculations at speeds high enough to keep up with the fire-hose of data characteristic of high-definition video. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; and a Master’s in Computer Science and Doctor of Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

He joins a Tiger Eye team which also includes Dr. Lynn Yanyo, CEO, in addition to the company’s Founder CJ Scarlet. With a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering from The University of Akron, Dr. Yanyo spent the first half of her career creating and patenting new materials technologies for aerospace, automotive and electronics industries.  In the last two decades she led technical, marketing and sales teams to create profitable new businesses based on innovations in adhesives, controllable steering and vehicle suspensions, chip manufacturing and biometric sensing. Dr. Yanyo has published articles on materials development, modeling, new business development, and branding and customer engagement and has received numerous awards for her publications, presentations and marketing communications. She holds eight U.S. patents and their foreign equivalents, and serves on several university and corporate advisory boards.

Tiger Eye is a majority women-owned, service disabled veteran-owned business committed to developing products like TESS in an effort to make people safer, more secure, and more empowered. For more information visit www.tigereyesensor.com.

About Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc.
Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc., is the leader in the hands-free wearable personal security device market. Its innovative,  Tiger Eye Security Sensor (TESS) is designed to stop and prevent assaults and attacks, save lives, and provide actionable evidence for law enforcement use. Much like a portable home security system, TESS works with security monitoring providers in real-time while also acting as a deterrent to assaults by verbally warning off the assailant, illuminating the area, and capturing photographic and audio evidence to identify and prosecute the perpetrator. TESS utilizes cutting-edge technology in its hands-free design, weighing less than 11 grams and taking up just one inch square of space, all with a full-day battery charge, making it one of the most sophisticated devices ever to enter the burgeoning personal security marketplace. Tiger Eye is a majority women-owned, service disabled veteran-owned business committed to developing products like TESS in an effort to make people safer, more secure, and more empowered. For more information visit www.tigereyesensor.com.