The first electric wheelchair was created in Canada. Though attempts to create a proper motorized wheelchair started in 1916, there were no viable prototypes until after World War II. More » History Inventions

The Segway was invented by Dean Kamen and was introduced in December 2001 after 10 years in development. As of 2014, Kamen is an American inventor whose other inventions include the iBot all-terrain electric wheelchair, ... More » History Inventions

Michael Marcus invented a way to build a light-weight dog cargo cart out of commonly available materials. The plans for building this cart are available on The wheels are from a bicycle or wheelchair, and the ... More »

Recently discovered evidence suggests that the modern version of hockey was invented in England, instead of the popularly held belief that the sport's official birthplace is Canada, according to the book "On the Origin ... More » History Inventions

The first electric kettle is thought to have been invented by Compton and Co. in 1891. Inventors struggled with creating an efficient electric kettle until 1922 when a kettle with an internal heating element was invented... More »

The first electric curling iron was invented in 1959 by Rene Lelievre and Roger Lemoine. This electric version was an improvement on earlier versions of curling irons as it prevented hair from being singed and hands or h... More »

Nikola Tesla patented several different electric generators, most famously the alternating-current electric generator, invented in 1888, and the still-theoretical pyromagneto electric generator in 1891. Modern generators... More » History Inventions