December 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2009, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p24
The article features Dean Kamen, whose latest healthcare breakthrough in 2009 is a robotic prosthetic called the DEKA Arm that being developed for the U.S. armed forces. Kamen is a renowned inventor who early on his career decided to focus only on important stuff that can make a difference to people that is why much of his work is concentrated on healthcare and medical products. Kamen says that people should stop assuming they received magic from some individual rather learn to be involved in preventing disease and trusting in its process.


Related Articles

  • A Mindset Worth Considering. Speer, Pat // Insurance Networking News;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p6 

    In this article the author discusses the displeasures of technology professionals with left-brained mindsets such as inventor Dean Kamen who admits experiencing difficulty in turning his innovative prototypes into sustainable revenue when dealing with culture and different mental models.

  • PEOPLE IN THE NEWS.  // O&P Almanac;Dec2009, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p6 

    The article offers various developments related to the people in the field of orthotic & prosthetics in the U.S. including one on Dean Kamen who has received the Leadership Award from the periodical "Popular Mechanics," and one on Jordan Thomas, one of the finalists for CNN's "Hero of the Year."

  • The Ginger riddle. Shapiro, Joseph P.; Shute, Nancy; Hobson, Katherine // U.S. News & World Report;01/22/2001, Vol. 130 Issue 3, p45 

    Speculates about an invention being developed by Dean Kamen. Article in 'Smithsonian' magazine which discusses Kamen's interest in the principles of a hot-air engine invented by Robert Stirling; Possibility that he is working to develop a transportation device that builds on the patents he holds.

  • An intuitive scooter. Terrell, Kenneth // U.S. News & World Report;12/17/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 25, p54 

    Describes the vehicle known as the Segway Human Transporter, designed by inventor Dean Kamen. Features of the self-balancing scooter; Cost.

  • Changing the world, gingerly. Charles, Ron // Christian Science Monitor;12/7/2001, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p11 

    Comments on the transportation device which was invented by Dean Kamen, known as the Segway Human Transporter, and humorous thoughts about how it may change life in the United States.

  • New STEM Program Features Dean Kamen. Peckham, Susanne // Tech Directions;Dec2010, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p8 

    The article announces the new television show of Planet Green entitled "Dean of Invention," with inventor Dean Kamen as the host, in December 2010.

  • America's Greatest Living Inventor. Fenton, Matthew McCann // Biography;Oct2003, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p74 

    Profiles Dean Kamen who is regarded as the greatest living inventor in the U.S. Origins of the first contraption he built; Family and educational background; Contributions of his inventions to health care. INSET: Wheel of fortune?.

  • 'Wow, Isn't That Cool!'. Alexander, Max // Smithsonian;Sep2003, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p95 

    Profiles inventor Dean Kamen regarding the accidents involved in discovering or inventing something. Overview of his invention Segway Human Transporter; Family background; Uses of his inventions; Key features of his invention iBot motorized wheelchair that can climb stairs.

  • Gizmo.  // New Scientist;3/22/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 2648, p23 

    The article presents new briefs related to inventions. Inventor Dean Kamen, creator of a version of a self-balancing Segway Human Transporter that incorporates a smart seat, has filed a U.S. patent application on a movable seat the doubles up as a controller, allowing the rider to steer and...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics