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Preserved in the library of Institut de France, is a manuscript with a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, noting an idea of a mechanical invention "to produce a marvelous wind."
A couple of days ago I was in Paso Robles with two Japanese men. An inventor of a marvelous wind producing jacket, and my dad, entrepreneur and optical engineer who has inspired my intellectual mind throughout life.
These two men were visiting wine makers and field workers of Paso Robles to promote the Cooling Jacket. As the self-explanatory name states, it is a jacket that cools off body heat. Seemingly simple in design but it is already helping well over 300,000 construction and field workers in Japan who work in challenging conditions where heat is a troublesome issue.
High temperature is among the top problems all over the world that constantly heaves a scorching wave of health issues among field workers. As new regulations in the U.S. are being established for employers to protect the occupational health and safety of employees, this jacket can potentially save millions of workers' lives as well as increase their productivity by up to 5-20%, statistics show, depending on the field of work.
To view the clip visit their interview that aired on TV yesterday visit the link below:
People who work behind the scenes of the public limelight are people I've always truly resonated with. Whether in the wine, restaurant or art and film industry, the end product is what one can appreciate thanks to those who've given their time, and even a part of their life to its creation. I hope this jacket will do good for field workers all over the world.
Cheers to marvelous inventions!