first intro to Dean – when he inspired/mentored Marian Bechtel on war and peace
founder of DEKA:
You have teenagers thinking they’re going to make millions as NBA stars when that’s not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is. -Dean Kamen
Dean Kamen is an inventor, an entrepreneur, and a tireless advocate for science and technology. His roles as inventor and advocate are intertwined—his own passion for technology and its practical uses has driven his personal determination to spread the word about technology’s virtues and by so doing to change the culture of the United States.
As an inventor, he holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents, many of them for innovative medical devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide.
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Re-purposing a massive 19th-century mill complex in Manchester, New Hampshire to do industrial scale manufacturing of human organs – Dean Kamen’s next journey to the edge