Never married, refused jobs 400 million investment, he saved hundreds of millions of lives

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 Never married, refused jobs 400 million investment, he saved hundreds of millions of lives


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As we all know, there are many powerful gods in the world. They are unknown, but they always influence the society in their own way.

The same is true of the man we are going to talk about today.

He was honored as the most famous living inventor in the world by the Internet. Together with jobs and Bill Gates, he was selected as the worlds top 10 dropout Billionaires, and he was the only idol of Li Ka Shing, the richest man.

He was given the highest honor by the United Nations and didnt need security anywhere, even in the White House.

Dean and Obama

Maybe you dont know him, but you must know one of his inventions, such as the Segway balance car.

As soon as the balance car came out, it attracted the attention of Bill Gates, Bezos, jobs and other big men. It can be said that it has high commercial value.

As the father of the balance car, Dean Carmen could have made a lot of money.

But he refused Jobss investment of 400 million without blinking an eye.

In Deans opinion, this is just one of his more than 400 inventions. His proudest inventions are all used to save people.

By the time Dean was five years old, he had begun to show his uniqueness.

Galileo and Newton are the most popular books for little boys, and electronic parts are their favorite toys.

At the age of 16, he was introduced by his uncle to the Hayden Planetarium in New York to do holiday work. As soon as he entered the door, he felt that the lighting system inside was too backward.

Cumbersome and expensive...

Hayden Planetarium, New York

Think about it. The Hayden Planetarium in New York, the most advanced Museum in the United States at that time, suddenly a high school student came to say that your things were out of date, and the curator would not answer.

Seeing that the curator didnt take his words to heart, Dean turned around and went back to the small basement of his home to work on the lighting equipment he wanted.

The second time he came back, in the presence of the curator, he succeeded.

But when it comes to school, although Dean goes to school step by step, he is partial to the subject.

To be exact, except mathematics and physics, other subjects were not in his consideration.

In addition, his lighting system can earn 60000 dollars a year, more than his parents combined wages. In all, Dean dropped out of school and devoted all his energy to invention when he was a sophomore.

Geniuses can break away from the rules, but they are often seen as freaks because they dont play cards according to common sense.

When he was young, Dean would take advantage of his parents vacation to find a construction team to move his house away and expand his basement (because there was too much invention to put in).

After expanding the territory, he quietly moved the house back

Dean: its impossible. Its just that you cant

Despite the well-known balance car, half of deans more than 400 inventions are medical inventions.

Once, he received help from his younger brother, who was studying at Harvard Medical School. The dosage of drugs for infants is very small. If it is overdosed, it is easy to be fatal. What can be done to control the dosage and achieve accuracy?

I have to say, my brother asked the right person.

Although Dean has no medical experience, he is a device maniac. Within one year, he successfully developed the worlds first micro drug controller, which uses microprocessor to control drug injection dose, directly breaking the medical history.

So he invented a portable insulin pump that diabetics can use to keep their blood sugar stable throughout the day.

He also made a portable kidney dialysis machine.

Its the size of a tape recorder called HomeChoice, so that uremic patients dont have to go to the hospital.

He created the IBOT for the disabled.

For those who have difficulty walking on both legs, the IBOT is their SUV.

Dean felt very sad to see the disabled people in wheelchairs struggling for a long time to cross a small step. So his IBOT, which he designed, was easy to go up and down the slope, up the steps and over the threshold.

People in wheelchairs can travel independently and easily through it, and enter and exit any store with threshold.

In addition, considering the self-esteem of disabled people, he also designed the wheelchair to be able to stand high with two wheels, so that even when sitting in a wheelchair, he can look up at the people around him.

Clinton presented him with the National Medal for science and technology

In fact, when invited by the Ministry of defense to make prosthetic limbs for disabled soldiers returning from the battlefield, Dean did not agree.

Because the Ministry of defense asked him to invent a prosthetic limb that would allow soldiers to easily pinch raisins, pick up grapes and send them into the mouth.

Crazy! This kind of delicate manipulator connected to the human body needs the reactor of afferent, efferent and tactile, as well as good motor control to ensure the bending of joints, elbows and other places

Only the special effects of movies can do it.

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, Luke

Dean gave such an answer, but as we all know, he is a soft hearted man.

That night, Dean came home and couldnt sleep. He didnt dare to think that young children would suffer from losing their arms, how to turn over and how to live without arms

I decided to make this prosthesis. I had to do it.

At that time, Deans work was saturated, and he was working on water suppression and power projects, and he was already busy.

He quickly set up a team and put himself into the research. He took the team to make the complicated prosthesis in one year.

When a genius wants to do something strongly, the power is terrible.

There were two people trying out Deans prosthetic limbs. One of them, chuck, lost his arms.

After installing the prosthesis, chuck picked up a small spoon, scooped a spoonful of cereal and milk, and used all the joints to steadily deliver it to his mouth without spilling a drop of milk.

Chucks wife stood behind, tearful

Dean, he hasnt fed himself for 19 years, so you have two choices: lets take this arm back, or you can take chuck back.

Before Dean invented the mechanical prosthesis, people who lost their arms used a wooden stick with a hook as their arm.

Dean cant believe that his country has so many powerful military aircraft, but his soldiers only have a wooden stick with hook, so he did it and successfully put it into production.

Patients who have lost their arms can live a normal life through their own muscles after having Deans Lukes hand.

A 20-year-old boy who lost his arms said to Dean, I need the arms you invented, but I may need two.

Dean told him, youll get them.

Dean did not hesitate to tell him: of course!

I dont care whether the Defense Department likes this Lukes hand or not. I only care whether those who lose their arms like it or not. Therefore, I have to work harder and faster.

Im not going to stop working until your friends admire your prosthetic ability, he told the boys

I dont care about the economy, I dont care about politics. I just want to get the hurt kids what they deserve.

Among his more than 400 inventions, in fact, any one of them can make him rich. However, he doesnt care about the money. What he cares about is whether people have a better life.

Here we have to mention that he invented the water purification system.

Diarrhea is the second largest killer of children worldwide, and lack of safe drinking water is the leading cause of death for 3000 children under the age of five every day worldwide.

Knowing this, Dean turned around and invented the catapult water purification system. This purification machine can purify 1000 liters of water a day and has been used for 5 years without maintenance.

Because the water purifier doesnt cost a lot of money, he said

In addition, this water purification system with high commercial value was given to poor areas by Dean for free, saving countless people.

And he himself was given the highest honor by the United Nations.

I dont know if he devoted all his time and energy to invention and creation. Now 70 years old Dean is unmarried and has no children.

When he was old, Dean lived in seclusion on an island, but he was still not idle.

He built his own power grid on the island and placed a huge cast iron steam engine in the atrium of his house, and he was determined to live on the islands renewable energy.

Living on the island, Dean doesnt feel lonely, and occasionally he plays chess with his robot.

In addition, this craftsman spirit first person is also committed to holding the worlds most influential youth robot competition, and is working hard to cultivate more talents.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }It must be said that the world is really lucky to have such a talented scientist with great love. Reference: [1] YouTube: IBOT [2] Ted: the story behind Dean Carmens invention [3] poor comment: inventor who has lived for human beings for 65 years, but has delayed his own life... [4] Empire off the grid: Dean kamenisturning his spawn island to a roof of concept for zero net energy_ NN4994

It has to be said that the world is really lucky to have such a talented scientist with great love.

reference material:

[1]YouTubeuff1aiBOT

[2] Ted: the story behind Dean Carmens invention

[3] Poor comment: an inventor who has lived for 65 years for mankind, but has delayed his whole life...

[4]EmpireOffTheGriduff1aDeanKamenisturninghisprivateislandintoaproofofconceptforzero-netenergy