Ronkonkoma, NY-based Orthotic Holdings (OHI) in October acquired the custom foot orthotic laboratory Footbo ̄n. Paul Langer, who founded Huntington, NY-based Footbo ̄n in 2009, has joined OHI’s Langer Biomechanics as vice president of operations. His father, Sheldon Langer, cofounded Langer Biomechanics in 1969.
Also in October, OHI and Santa Clara-based Sensoria debuted an Internet-connected version of the Moore Balance Brace at Healthcare 2.0, a global healthcare technology conference in Santa Clara. The smart update of the brace, which helps reduce fall risk in older adults by improving balance and stability, allows clinicians to monitor patients’ adherence to device use, activity levels, and gait parameters.
OHI’s brands also include Apex Foot Health, Arizona AFO, Australian Orthotic Group, PedAlign, The Orthotic Group, and SafeStep.