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DEAN KAMEN INVENTOR [Premium]

Dean Kamen is one of the world’s most prolific inventors with over 440 patents to his name – including the Segway, the Luke Arm (robotic prosthesis), a programmable insulin pump and portable water purifier for Third World Countries. He also created the FIRST LEGO league to encourage young people to build and engineer, and he […]
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Q & A: Can I be a Doctor if I am Dyslexic?

Answer: Yes. Absolutely.

There have been many famous physicians who were dyslexic, and many today that you might not know who are dyslexic because many don’t identify in the workplace and many more weren’t formally identified.

The typical profile of a dyslexic physician is to have had early troubles in elementary school, then a jump in […]

Happy Anniversary Reyn Guyer – Inventor of Twister, Nerf, and Winsor Learning

 Happy Anniversary Reyn Guyer! It was 50 years ago today that Johnny Carson played Reyn’s game Twister with Eva Gabor on the Tonight Show, and he was launched into Toy Creation History.

Reyn, who is dyslexic, also invented the Nerf ball and was inducted into the toy and game inventors’ Hall of Fame in 1986.

After […]

Dyslexia and Invention: Chris Elsworthy and his ROBOX 3D Printer

“One of the driving forces behind this project is that my oldest son is also quite badly dyslexic, but he exceeds in making things and he’s already very good at analyzing objects to see how things work – he takes them apart.”

Fernette Eide of Dyslexic Advantage talks to dyslexic CEO inventor of the 3d printer […]

Dyslexia and Dr Toby Cosgrove: “Everyone Told Me Not to Become a Heart Surgeon. I Did It Anyway.”

Dyslexia in the OR – Toby Cosgrove was an innovative cardiac surgeon who pioneered multiple novel heart procedures (like minimally invasive mitral valve surgery) and technologies (over 30 patents) before he turned his innovative mind to creating the Cleveland Clinic’s Venture Capital Company.

Cosgrove is also dyslexic – and he joins the ranks of many […]