Peter Petroff (October 21, 1919 – February 27, 2003)New York Times: ) was a Bulgarian-American inventor
, NASA scientist
, and adventurer
. He was instrumental in the evolution of the NASA space program, and was one of the most prolific inventors
of the second half the 20th century. Among his many accomplishments, Petroff developed the world's first computerized pollution monitoring system, telemetry
devices for the world's first weather and communications satellites
, Petroff helped develop the world's first digital watch
, and the world's first wireless heart monitor
, and many other important devices and methods. Petroff founded Care Electronics, Inc. which was acquired by Electro-Data, Inc. of garland Texas in the fall of 1971.Petroff Point
on Brabant Island
is named for the Bulgarian-American inventor Peter Petroff (1919-2003), who developed the first digital watch
On January 12, 2011 at 6:00pm,Jeopardy!,the game show, features Peter Petroff, the NASA Engineer and inventor of the world's first digital wrist watch
, which he designed for Pulsar
, in 1971. Find link to Jeopardy clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OzDCFwJovo.
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