Dean Kamen

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Dean KamenName: Dean Kamen

Born: April 5, 1951, Rockville Centre, New York, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American entrepreneur and inventor. Best known for inventing the Segway PT, an electric, self-balancing human transporter with a sophisticated, computer-controlled gyroscopic stabilization and control system.

Honors and awards

  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (1997).
  • Awarded the 5th Annual Heinz Award in Technology (1999).
  • National Medal of Technology (2000).

Quotes

"I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time."