Satyender (Saty as he is known to friends and family), is a proud father and husband as well as an accomplished entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, and musician. Heavily influenced by his parents (his mother is an early childhood educator and Kathak dancer; his father is an elementary particle physicist), Saty showed an early love of both art and science.
Saty started with piano lessons using the Suzuki method at age 5 and picked up the Alto Saxophone at age 9. Today, he has many instruments (one of which he can play well, others which he just enjoys attempting to play) and he enjoys listening to his vast collection of music. During his years at Rio Americano High School, he won numerous awards and honors and played at the Monterey Jazz Festival three times, including twice as a member of the All-Star Band. Performance highlights of his music career include performing with Bill Berry, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McClean, Gerald Wilson, Dave Ellis, and others.
Growing up with a computer in the house his entire life, Saty immediately fell in love with the idea that you could make the computer do what you wanted by writing code. In 1989, at age 9, he studied Pascal at the local university, taught himself C, and began studying C++. In 1994, he built what is essentially a TV-tuner and DVR using C and assembly language running on a 386 with a 25 MHz processor and a Creative Video Blaster card. He eventually sent this setup to his brother at MIT, so he could watch TV in his dorm room. While still in high school, Saty worked with a professor at the local university on research in Fiber Optics, specifically using interferometers to measure mechanical strain in structures.
During his college career at the University of California, San Diego, Saty studied Computer Engineering, Jazz, and helped architect, code and launch the first campus-wide associated students web portal. In 1998, while in college, he co-founded his first entrepreneurial venture with a friend in Sacramento, a computer manufacturing company (customachines) that offered competitive prices with in-home service as it's cornerstone. He left the company in 2000, but as of 2012, the company remains profitable.
In 2002, Saty co-founded Motus Corporation (originally Fortescue Inc), along with a team of MIT students and alumni (including his brother, Satayan). From 2002 through 2010, he spent countless hours working with the team to develop advanced 3D motion analysis techniques and implementations. In 2003, he worked on the first wireless motion game controller. In 2004, he wrote his first patent on motion analysis. In 2005, the iClub, a wireless motion capture device for golf (the first of it's kind), was regarded by the PGA as the "Future of Golf." In 2006, the Body Motion System, a wireless motion capture vest for body mechanics analysis, was widely adopted by physical therapists throughout the United States, to help promote better body mechanics and reduce injury to golfers. By 2007, motion gaming had become mainstream due to the Wii. Utilizing the industry-leading technologies that were developed at Motus, the team built a prototype advanced motion game controller, codenamed Darwin. The prototype included accelerometers, as well as gyroscopes and magnetometers (sensors that were later included in the Wii Motion Plus, PlayStation Move, Apple iPhone, and Android devices). The impact of this prototype can be clearly seen throughout the industry.
In 2010, Saty worked as a senior consultant in Boston and San Francisco. Seeing a growing opportunity in mobile apps for iPhone and iPad he also built a few apps independently, with tens of thousands of downloads to date. in 2012, Saty joined Modo Labs in Cambridge, MA as Scrum Master and a Senior Software Engineer focusing on mobile solutions for Education and Enterprise.
In 2013, Saty became the founding Vice President of Engineering at MustBin, Inc. He is currently working with an amazing group of talented individuals to solve a very big consumer problem.