No, this doesn’t concern Arnold Schwarzenegger, Guv’nor of California and ex-T800 time traveling assassin.
The Austrian man isn’t a cyborg either, though he has some of the most advance prosthetic limbs known to amputees. (Calling him a cyborg is just cool.) Now he’s dead.
The circumstances behind the near-fatal accident that left 22 year-old Christian Kandlauer comatose–he subsequently passed away–last Thursday have yet to be determined. However, it is known that on Tuesday a lorry driver found him unconscious in his burning Subaru, which was specially converted to suit his prosthetic arms.
Kandlauer got both his arms fried four years ago in a freak electrical accident. It wasn’t until the medical technology firm Otto Bock Healthcare fitted him with a bionic replacement that could function via though commands did his life change. His other arm remained a standard “stiff” prosthetic but the pairing was good enough for Kandlauer to pursue a normal life.
Speaking about his bionic implants, Kandlauer once said “It is like my earlier arm—I feel that my arm is part of my body.”
Poor guy. Rest in peace, Herr Kandlauer.
Via EngadgetFiled Under: Technology News