Dino Bousso (1933-1971)

Professor Bousso died in 1971 after open heart surgery, at the early age of 38. He left important contributions in the fields of mechanics, dynamics and to the development of artificial limbs*, and also constructed his interesting mechanical inventions.

Bousso was awarded four prizes for some of his inventions:
Three gold medals in International Inventions Exhibitions, Brussels, Belgium:
- Two in 1967 for new pneumatic rotary actuator
- and for tensor calculator
- One in 1968 for gas powered artificial upper limb
First Marianne Bernadotte Prize for the best invention toward helping handicapped persons 1968 by the Swedish Fund.

  List of publications and patents:

  1. Bousso, E., "The viscosity of air at high rates of shear,"
    Bulletin of the Research Council of Israel,
    v. 7C, No. 3, pp. 136-139 (December 1959), Abstract
    and v. 10(3) pp. 109-118 (November 1961)

  2. Bousso, D., "The viscosity of air at high rates of shear,"
    M.Sc. thesis, Technion, Haifa, Israel (1960) (In HEBREW). Supervisor: B. Popper.
    Summary in English      Abstract in Hebrew 

  3. Bousso, D., "A stability criterion for rotating shafts,"
    D.Sc. thesis, Technion, Haifa, Israel (1963) (In HEBREW). Supervisor: B. Popper.
    Synopsis in English      Synopsis in Hebrew 

  4. Bousso, D., "Observations on the self-acting air trust bearing effect,"
    pp. 483-492 in:
    "Proceedings of the International Symposium on Second Order Effects
    in Elasticity, Plasticity and Fluid Dynamics,"
    Pergamon Press, Macmillan Co., New York (1964)

  5. Ishai, Ori, and Bousso, Dino Edwin, "Wire tensioning device,"
    US patent 3151842 (October 6th, 1964)

  6. Bousso, D., "A new mechanical squarer," Israel Journal of Technology,
    v. 2, No. 3, pp. 281-283 (June 1964) Abstract 

  7. Shelef, L., and Bousso, D., "A new instrument for measuring relaxation in flour dough,"
    Rheologica Acta, v. 3, No. 3, pp. 168-172 (July 1964)  Citations
  8. Bousso, Dino Edwin, "Bellow devices," US patent 3495502 (February 17, 1970)

  9. Bousso, D., and Shohet, Uri, "Stability equations for a linear pouch actuator,"
    TDM 70-5, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanics,
    Haifa, Israel (April 1970)

  10. Bousso, D., "A double acting rotary actuator for prosthetic purposes,"
    Proceedings of the IVth International Conference, Interbor, Torino (May 1970)

  11. Bousso, D.E., "Vorrichtung zum Umwandeln von Arbeitsmittel druck in mechanische urngekehrt," German patent DE1601704(A1) (August 13, 1970)

  12. Bousso, Dino Edwin, "Bellow devices," Canada patent CA849377 (August 18, 1970)

  13. Bousso, D., and Shohet, Uri, "Stability equations for a linear inflatable pouch actuator,"
    Israel Journal of Technology, v. 8, No. 4, pp. 357-366 (1970)     Abstract 

  14. Bousso, D.E., "Rotary actuator," GB patent 1339021 (September 14, 1971)

  15. Bousso, D., and Ishai, Gideon, "A study of myoelectric signals for arm prosthesis control,"
    Bio Medical Engineering, v. 6, No. 11, pp. 509-517 (1971)     Abstract 

  16. Bousso, D., and Ben-Amots, Netsivi, "A simple means for attaining high centrifugal accelerations,"
    Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, v. 5, pp. 291-295 (1972)     Abstract 

  17. Bousso, D., "A stability criterion for rotating shafts,"
    Israel Journal of Technology, v. 10, pp. 409-423 (1972) (In English,
    translated from [3] above) Abstract & reviews 

  18. Bousso, D.E., "Manipulating device," GB patent 1286821 (August 23, 1972)

  19. Bousso, D., "Computing mechanisms," (Cover paper) (1970?).
    Dear reader, if you know the correct title, and/or the correct journal, and/or the year of this publication of Dino Bousso, please email to:
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* - See: Hareuveni, Meir, "Gapayim mlachutiyot" (artificial limbs),
    Mada, v. 12(6), pp. 343-344 (1968) (In Hebrew)
"Invention wins three international prizes," Technion Magazine, Research, p. 22, (June-July 1968) Link

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Theses supervised by Dino Bousso
More detailed list of references by or about Dino Bousso
Lectures by Dino Bousso in Conferences
Curriculum Vitae of Dino Bousso as prepared by him in mid-1970
List of publications of Dino Bousso as prepared by him in mid-1970
Bousso's students

Dr. Dino Bousso displays unique gas-powered 13 oz. artificial arm which he developed

Artificial cosmetic gas-powered 180 grams palm hand developed by his student Avinoam Livny under the supervision of Dr. Dino Bousso

The pages on Dino Bousso in this site are with permission by his widow Christa Bousso.

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