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Photo: A man is helping a lower-limb amputee put on an exoskeleton, which is wrapped around the waist and leg; Copyright: Dan Hixson/University of Utah College of Engineering

Engineers develop powered exoskeleton

13/10/2021

University of Utah engineers develop powered exoskeleton to help amputees walk with less effort.
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Photo: Woman flipping stones on the surface of a lake. She is wearing a C-Brace leg orthosis; Copyright: Ottobock SE & Co. KgAa

Mobile after paraplegia: Ottobock symposium for innovative solutions

11/10/2021

According to WHO estimates, there are up to half a million new paraplegic patients in the world every year. Accidents are often the cause. But other conditions can also limit mobility, making patients dependent on a wheelchair, orthoses or functional electrical stimulation.
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Photo: Torsten Krohn sits in the converted forklift and gives the thumbs up together with driving instructor Ralf Buhman, who is standing next to the machine; Copyright: PARAVAN GmbH

PARAVAN realized integrative forklift project

11/10/2021

Employer, employers' liability insurance association and PARAVAN make a new job possible for Torsten Krohn, thanks to a forklift truck that has been converted for disabled access.
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Photo: Talent Days participants show their enthusiasm in front of the camera; Copyright: Mika Volkmann

Future Paralympians meet Paralympic stars

06/10/2021

The images of prosthesis wearers Johannes Floors and Léon Schäfer sprinting and jumping their way to medals in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo are still fresh in our minds. At Ottobock Talent Days at TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Floors and Schäfer shared their enthusiasm and motivation with the Paralympic athletes of tomorrow.
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Photo: a man sitting at his desk; Copyright: Nicole von Bergen

Ottobock receives funding for research on intelligent wheelchair seat

04/10/2021

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding a research project by Ottobock. The BMBF is investing in health tech, a key field for the future, and is supporting SITiN – a joint project launched by Ottobock’s wheelchair segment, Human Mobility. In partnership with TU Dresden University, the goal is to develop an "intelligent seat for young wheelchair users".
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