‘Cyborg’ sues airline
April 4, 2002 | Source: BBC
Professor Steve Mann, from the University of Toronto, is suing Air Canada for negligence and damage to his wearable computer system during a security search.
Mann was delayed for three days and subjected to a humiliating strip search. A computerized heart monitor that he has attached to his skin was removed, leaving him bleeding.
Mann believes that his status as a cyborg should be treated in the same way as anyone else with special equipment, such as wheelchairs.