Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dean Kamen and The Real Promise of Technology

Watch this really moving 5-minute TED video of Dean Kamen - serial inventor of the Segway, a mobile dialysis system, an insulin pump, and an all-terrain electric wheelchair. Here he describes the challenge of creating the next-generation prosthetic arm for the 1600 Iraq War veterans missing one arm and the nearly two dozen bi-lateral (both arms) amputees. The work Kamen is doing would replace technology - stick and hook - that hasn't changed much since Civil War.

1 comment:

Scott Kirsner said...

Hi Mike -

I wrote about (and shot some video about) the Dean Kamen arm project. I was up at DEKA in late September.




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