Michel Fornasier - That's how he rolls

Michel Fornasier does not only want to build bridges between people with and without disabilities but he also wants to show what kind of possibilities medical robotics have to offer nowadays. To what extent he himself is a good example for this and which questions make him laugh and dream, he tells us on REHACARE.com.


Photo: Michel Fornasier; Copyright: private

Michel Fornasier; © private

Name: Michel Fornasier
Age: 37
City: Rüti, Zurich, Switzerland
Occupation: Senior Partnership Manager for Amnesty International Switzerland
Impairment: I was born without my right hand.
More about Michel Fornasier (only in German) at: www.michelfornasier.com
When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Michel Fornasier: When children ask me whether I have super powers because of my robotic hand.

What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?

Michel Fornasier: A trip to Australia. It's on the top of my wish list.

Which person has influenced you most?

Michel Fornasier: My parents, because they are always there for me and my younger brother. And they always have a sympathetic ear for us.

You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?

Michel Fornasier: Every disabled person has the right to have an orthopaedic auxiliary mean, if needed.
Photo: Michel Fornasier; Copyright: private

Michel Fornasier does not want to miss his prosthesis ever again, because due to it he can live his life as self-determined as he wants to; © private

Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?

Michel Fornasier: Although I may not be the best actor, I would like to do this on my own. This way the representation would become really authentic.

I would like to be ...

Michel Fornasier: a migratory bird. So I could admire the world from above. And in the arms of the wind I could drift the whole way to Australia.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Michel Fornasier: Actually, next week's lottery numbers would be quite nice...

What I finally want to say...

Michel Fornasier: Have you ever seen a one handed man so lighthearted and free? If you have ever seen one, then you have seen me.