Apple scientist and co-founder Steve Wozniak was hospitalized on Wednesday in Mexico City as a result of an ischemic stroke.
Wozniak, 73, was scheduled to participate in a conference during the World Business Forum being held in Mexico City, but had to be taken to the capital’s ABC Santa Fe hospital for an emergency MRI scan. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood clots or other particles block the blood vessels that supply the brain.
Medical sources have stated that the scientist’s health condition is stable. Several people from Wozniak’s team immediately flew to Mexico in a private jet to check on his health and take him back to the United States where he will receive medical treatment.
The engineer is an indispensable figure in understanding modern technology and the way computers are used today. Wozniak himself claims to be the creator of the first personal computer in history. He has said so in several conferences and interviews. In 1976, together with Steve Jobs, he created what would end up being the world’s largest technology company.
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