After two decades, Dean Kamen, the mascot of invention, is still touting educational sports

Dean Kamen refers to himself as a “mascot” for technology. The founder of Deka Research and well-known inventor has more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents. He created the insulin pump and the portable dialysis machine, and the Segway scooter. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2005 and won the National Medal of Technology in 2000.