Dean Kamen

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  • Dean Kamen

    1. 1. ENGINEERING 1 PROFESSOR JOHN LARUE MICHAEL TRAN DOUGLAS CHOI TALA ISTANBOULI Dean Kamen An Inventor and Engineer
    2. 2. <ul><li>Early life </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST competition </li></ul><ul><li>Inventions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Segway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other inventions </li></ul></ul>Life of Kamen Dean Kamen
    3. 3. Personal Life <ul><li>Born on April 5, 1951 in Rockville Centre, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Disliked school and devoted to self-study </li></ul><ul><li>Hired by local rock bands and museums to design light systems </li></ul><ul><li>Earned about $60,000 a year before graduating high school </li></ul>
    4. 4. Education <ul><li>Attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts but was kicked out after five years because he didn’t have enough credits for graduation </li></ul><ul><li>After leaving school, he continued working on his inventions </li></ul><ul><li>He was later awarded an honorary PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Formed his own company in 1982: DEKA Research & Development Corporation </li></ul>
    5. 5. F or I nspiration and R ecognition of S cience and T echnology <ul><li>Founded in 1989 to promote science for children </li></ul><ul><li>Ran his first robotics competition in a New Hamphire high school gym with 28 teams </li></ul><ul><li>Holds regional and international competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Provides over 1,000 schools tools for valuable engineering skills </li></ul>FIRST
    6. 6. The Segway <ul><li>Invented in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the first self-balancing and electric powered transportation device </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 5 gyroscopes and 2 computers to operate </li></ul><ul><li>No brakes, can go about 12 mph, and the speed and direction are all controlled by user </li></ul><ul><li>Can fit in most trunks and is very quiet </li></ul><ul><li>3 different models: the I-series, E-series, and P-series </li></ul><ul><li>Costs range from $5,000-$6,000 </li></ul>
    7. 7. How the Segway Works <ul><li>Kamen’s development team has called the technology used in the Segway as “Dynamic Stabilization” </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to basically emulate the process of human walking </li></ul><ul><li>Has a electric motor that is powered by batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Its balance comes from dual computers, two tilt sensors, five gyroscopes, and a speed limiting device </li></ul>
    8. 8. Uses <ul><li>It can be used to travel around swiftly without pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Can travel across all terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable to fulfill a wide range of activities </li></ul><ul><li>Used by disabled people to enhance mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Play sports with it (Segway Polo) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Other Inventions <ul><li>iBOT </li></ul><ul><li>Stirling engine </li></ul><ul><li>Portable dialysis machine </li></ul><ul><li>Portable infusion pump </li></ul>The iBot Portable Dialysis Machine Portable Insulin Pump
    10. 10. Kamen invented things that ought to exist. Stirling Engine Segway Artifical Arm
    11. 11. Work Cited <ul><li>Scott Kirsner. “Breakout Artist.” Wired . September 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Dean Kamen Biography . http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Ge-La/Kamen-Dean.html </li></ul><ul><li>DEKA . http://www.dekaresearch.com/aboutDean.html </li></ul>

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