SXSW 2012: IEEE/Dean Kamen Invention & Inspiration: Building a Better World

Austin, TX

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Dean Kamen is a prolific inventor who has been compared to Edison for his contributions to humanity. Perhaps best known for inventing the Segway, Dean has also invented ground breaking medical technologies that benefit lives around the world; from drug pumps to revolutionary wheelchairs, to the “Luke” robotic arm and pioneering inventions in energy and water. In this session, Dean will provide an inside view into the innovations that have driven his success. You'll also learn about FIRST – Dean’s global program designed to experientially engage and inspire the next generation of young technology innovators. Finally, Dean will discuss the responsibilities and opportunities that exist for innovators in all fields (developers, designers, engineers, technologists, inventors and business leaders) to use their gifts to benefit mankind. Sponsored by IEEE.

Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 5 - 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

SXSW schedule of this event - http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100629