July 2014

Ottobock offers amputee fitness app

Minneapolis, MN-based Ottobock released a fitness app in June designed by physical and occupational therapists to support lower limb prosthesis users with a self-managed workout regimen.

The “Fitness for Amputees” app includes two sets of eight exercises: strength and endurance exercises done without the prosthesis and balance and coordination training done with the prosthesis.

The app is easily configured to match a personal training or therapy plan and isn’t tied to any specific prosthetic product. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads and available from the Apple iTunes Store.

Ottobock and Oklahoma City-based Orthocare Innovations announced in June that the companies have partnered to bring advanced prosthetic technologies to patients worldwide and are preparing the first of these products for market.

Ottobock is busy in noncommercial sectors, as well. The company announced in June that it is sending a donation of children’s mobility equipment to Matagalpa, Nicaragua, through the nonprofit group Familias Especiales.

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