Saturday, October 23, 2010

News of the Weird: Man with Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Dies in Crash

Image from source, AOL News
This could also be found under Science is Cool, were it not for the fact that it is also News of the Sad. I had no idea there was any such thing as mind-controlled prosthetics.  To go through a double amputation, get something as amazing and novel as that, and then to still die at 22-years-old? Harsh, man.  Poor guy.


Austrian Man With Bionic Arm Dies After Car Crash

The first European to use a mind-controlled prosthetic arm died in Austria after crashing his car into a tree.

Christian Kandlbauer, 22, died Thursday in Graz, a city in southern Austria, The Associated Press reported.

Kandlbauer had a prosthetic left arm that he moved simply by thinking. He also wore a normal prosthesis as his right arm. They were fitted after he lost both arms in an accident in 2005. . . 

Read more at: AOL News

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