Dockside Chat - Speaking of stupid stuff....Segway inventor dies

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KismetLRC
03-20-2012, 07:16 PM
This was a while back, but pretty tragic.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1315518/Segway-tycoon-Jimi-Heselden-dies-cliff-plunge-scooters.html


Pierless
03-20-2012, 07:29 PM
This was a while back, but pretty tragic.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1315518/Segway-tycoon-Jimi-Heselden-dies-cliff-plunge-scooters.html

Dean Kamen invented the Segway. Jimi Heselden bought the company and rode off the cliff.

KismetLRC
03-20-2012, 07:30 PM
Correct, my bad....
Well, Jimi's bad.....


jobowker
03-20-2012, 08:56 PM
Dean Kamen is a smart guy who invented a lot more things than just the segway, especially in the field of medical devices. He made a wheelchair that could stand on two wheels so that a paraplegic could look you in the eye. He invented the first automatic drug infusion machine and holds patents for portable dialysis machines.
He also worked on stirling engines to try and make a portable generator/ water purifier so villages in 3rd world countries could have clean drinking water.

He's quite a guy actually.



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