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Scooter Creator Kamen Wins Inventors Prize

April 23, 2002|Associated Press

Dean Kamen, creator of the Ginger scooter, has been named the winner of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT prize for inventors.

The award, given annually, was bestowed in recognition of Kamen's development of the self-balancing scooter and of an infusion pump that has allowed diabetics to lead more normal lives.

Kamen, owner of DEKA Research & Development Corp. holds more than 150 patents.

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