Dean Kamen is a prolific inventor who has been compared to Edison for his contributions to humanity. Dean holds more than 450 technology patents and has invented ground-breaking technologies that are changing lives around the world; from the first drug pumps and the iBot, a revolutionary stair-climbing, wheelchair, to Segway and the “Luke” robotic arm. Dean's pioneering inventions in energy and water that will help end poverty in developing nations. Dean's non-profit, FIRST® (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) is a global program for K-12 students, designed to experientially engage and inspire the next generation of young technology innovators through mentoring, good sportsmanship and robotics competitions. Dean is an award-winning inventor, an adviser to World Leaders, and a mentor who presents remarkable insight and plan-spoken truth in a manner that inspires and challenges others.
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