FDA Approves First Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Electrical Signals

Dean Kamen's DEKA Arm is an electronic prosthetic that mimics natural arm and hand movement with an amazing level of finesse. It's controlled by electrical signals from the wearer's muscles. This week, the DEKA Arm became the first muscle-controlled prosthetic approved by the FDA for sale to the general public. » 5/10/14 4:01pm 5/10/14 4:01pm

Colbert: First Vid of Dean Kamen's Miracle Water Distiller

Caught for the first time on video, Segway inventor Dean Kamen presented his Vapor Compression Distiller on last night's Colbert Report. The distiller is a chemical-, membrane-, and filter-free water purifier. Kamen claims the box draws pure drinkable water from oceans, poisons—even a 50-gallon drum of urine. He has … » 3/21/08 1:30pm 3/21/08 1:30pm

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Makes Cameo at CES


So we're hanging in the robotics area of the Sands Convention Hall, about to talk to WowWee, when our contact says, "Can you excuse me for a second? Dean Kamen is here...it's the opportunity of a lifetime." He runs off giddy. You know Dean Kamen as the inventor of the Segway (as well bigger milestones like the first… » 1/08/08 12:32pm 1/08/08 12:32pm