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Photo: Woman with headphones uses Ottobock electrical stimulation; Copyright: Ottobock

Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Ottobock continues successful growth trajectory

30/05/2022

The Ottobock company was able to continue its profitable course in 2021. Ottobock secured 170 additional patents in 2021. In addition, care processes are becoming more digital and sustainable in an uncertain geopolitical environment.
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Photo: Container of the Ottobock company with the inscription and pictures from prosthetic and orthotic treatment; Copyright: Ottobock

Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Orthopaedic technology: Flexible patient care with container solution

30/05/2022

The Ottobock company wants to provide better support for regions without orthopedic technical care with a mobile workshop for compact patient care. The container solutions are available in four different versions.
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Photo: Thirteen people in wheelchairs smile into the camera while wearing the

Permobil

Permobil and fashion brand Lou Dehrot show that diversity matters

25/05/2022

Through a collaboration with fashion brand Lou Dehrot and designer Louise Linderoth, Permobil aims to challenge attitudes and reinforce the belief that fashion is about the wearer, not the viewer. The t-shirt designed by Louise Linderoth features the phrase: "My capability is not based on your assumption".
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Photo: Man with glasses and checkered shirt talking to young woman holding a prosthetic hand; Copyright: PFH Private Hochschule Göttingen

PFH Private Hochschule Göttingen

Orthopedic technology: State of Lower Saxony wants to secure demand for skilled workers

23/05/2022

In Lower Saxony, it has already been possible to complete the bachelor's and master's program "Orthobionics" at the PFH Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen. Now the bachelor's program in Orthobionics is set to start in 2023. The orthobionics bachelor's program is being further developed in cooperation with Ottobock at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK).
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Photo: Man holds tablet in his hands and completes speech therapy training via webcam; Copyright: SpeechCare GmbH

SpeechCare GmbH

Aphasia after stroke: when speaking is difficult

23/05/2022

In the "HiSSS" project, Fraunhofer IDMT is making an important contribution to speech therapy after a stroke. Under the leadership of SpeechCare GmbH, Fraunhofer IDMT supports the recovery of verbal communication by means of machine learning techniques in collaboration with HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Bitnamic GmbH.
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