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Manufacturer: DEKA Research and Development Corp.
Model Number: AS6C
Date Released: January 1, 2008

The AutoSyringe AS6C was the first practical insulin pump. It was also the first major innovation by Dean Kamen, who also invented the Segway HT.

On May 14, 2005, Kamen was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for the invention of the AutoSyringe. According to the Hall of Fame website, "The wearable device delivered precise doses of medication to diabetics and other patients with a variety of medical conditions. Using an AutoSyringe to reliably dispense medication (such as insulin) gave patients greater freedom and control over their disease, dramatically improving their quality of life, while reducing complications and painful daily injections."[1]


  1. "Dean Kamen." National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. 2007. Accessed on February 25, 2008.