Inventor and Entrepreneur
Born: 4-5-1951 in Rockville Centre, New York
Dean Kamen holds over 100 U.S. patents including one for the Segway® personal transport device. His first invention, an infusion device, revolutionized healthcare by providing continuous intravenous medication to patients. In 1989, Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to inspire young people’s interest and participation in STEM.