Canada's very own James McEwen to be inducted
James McEwen, Biomedical Engineer from Vancouver, British Columbia, will be 1 of 22 innovation pioneers that will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 7th 2020 in Washington, D.C.
James is the inventor of the microprocessor controlled automatic tourniquet system, which is now standard for 20,000 procedures daily in operating rooms around the world. This invention has significantly improved surgical safety and patient outcomes.
James is no stranger for receiving recognition. In 2011 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his contributions to biomedical engineering as an inventor and entrepreneur. The Order of Canada is one of the highest civilian honours in Canada. In 2006 he was awarded a Fellowship into our society (Canadian Medical and Biomedical Engineering Society). In 2012, James received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2016, he was awarded the Dean's Medal of Distinction from the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia. He also received the Research and Innovation Award at the 2018 alumni UBC Achievement Awards for having "taken the lead on important issues to create positive social change"
The National Inventors Hall of Fame is the premier nonprofit organization in America dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity, and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship..