Temis Guzman is #MadeForKnoxville.

Temis Guzman is a fireman, veteran and massage therapist passionate about slowing the spread of germs and disease in public spaces. Since there wasn’t already a device in place to detect and prevent the spread of germs in public spaces, Guzman invented “Building Virulent Rating System:” a device that will allow users to detect and kill germs before they can spread. Guzman hopes that his technology will assist in the spread of germs and viruses, and also prevent the shutting down of businesses and public spaces due to future health scares.

Guzman has recently opened up his own shop, Massage Design and Innovation, where he has become familiar with numerous germ-fighting products and technologies that have helped inspire his brand. He hopes to soon work with local government, businesses, and others interested in utilizing his brand and products.

“How will we be ready for the next pandemic? Will we have to shut down our economies all over again or will we be ready with a “germ detector” and germ killing technology in our spaces?”

In Their Own Words..

Hi, my name is Temis Guzman and I am a fireman, inventor, veteran and massage therapist. I want to talk about the spread of disease and how my invention aims to bring the fight to germs and disease in public buildings, spaces and businesses. Currently we do not have a system in place that helps us prevent or detect germs and disease in our public areas and businesses. With my invention “Building Virulent Rating System” I developed a standard that parallels the Fire Protection Laws of 1974. The Fire Prevention Act gave us many innovations in the area of fire protection and PREVENTION. Prevention is truly better than being a reactive force. Simply put, it’s the most efficient at saving lives. Preventing fires is the “business model” of all fire departments. How exactly does this happen? Well,  it’s a combination of factors. First, we have the technologies in place such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, sprinkler systems, exit signs and “at the ready” fire extinguishers (and of course a response team we all know as the fire department) just to name a few. What if we had a system in place that paralleled the protection we have from deadly fires? With the “BuildingVirulent Rating System” I aim to introduce the world to that very concept. We need laws that mandate germ fighting technologies in our public spaces and business. How will we be ready for the next pandemic? Will we have to shut down our economies all over again or will we be ready with a “germ detector” and germ killing technology in our spaces ? 

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