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Dean Kamen
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Inventor
    (April 5, 1951- )
    Invented the Auto-Syringe, the iBOT all-terrain electronic wheelchair and the Segway human transporter
    Founded DEKA Research and Development Corp
    He was so obsessed with developing the auto-syringe that he neglected his studies and was kicked out of college.
    Before the Segway was unveiled, he said it would be 'to the car what the car was to the horse and buggy.'
    He claimed Segway would end urban congestion, air pollution and oil dependency.
    Older cities such as New York and Boston banned the Segway because it would not fit on their narrow sidewalks.
    The Segway was recalled in 2003 when riders were mildly injured in falls.
    He has declared North Dumpling Island, which he owns, to be an independent state.
    At eighteen, he was earning more than his father.
    The auto-syringe greatly improved the quality of life for diabetics and other patients who need frequent injections.
    He founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to promote the pursuit of science by the next generation.
    His inventions in medical technology earned him membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the National Medal of Technology and induction to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
    Weird Al Yankovic rides a Segway in the video for 'White and Nerdy.'

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