October 2014

Ottobock to support 2016 Paralympics

Duderstadt, Germany-based Ottobock HealthCare announced in September that it will provide technical services for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 2016 Paralympics will be the 13th for which Ottobock has provided technical support, bringing a team of prosthetists, orthotists, wheelchair technicians, and welders from its worldwide network to meet the needs of athletes from all competing nations and in all sports, maintaining and repairing any of the equipment they rely on to train and compete. Ottobock has a strong presence in South America, with offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Ottobock provided similar technical support for the recent Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured, and ill military personnel, held in London September 10-14. Some competitors wore 
Ottobock’s new microprocessor prosthetic leg, the Genium X3.

Teams from the allied forces of the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, France, Estonia, Georgia, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the US took part.

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