Ottobock Healthcare announced that the company will provide technical service for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
As the official prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair technical services providers, Ottobock will be responsible for supporting the needs of athletes from all competing nations and in all sports, maintaining and repairing any of the equipment used to train and compete.
“Ottobock has a long history in Latin America, with a strong commitment to its people and the growth of the region. In 1975, we introduced prosthetic and orthotic care and have pioneered its development ever since. Our Paralympic engagement is part of the company DNA and becoming a partner of the first Paralympic Games in Latin America is a natural progression of our commitment to both the region and Paralympic sport,” Hans Georg Näder, president and chief executive officer of Ottobock Healthcare, stated in a press release. “The vitality of the Brazilian people and the Paralympic spirit is a thrilling combination, and I am looking forward to Games with a passion that will be felt not only in Rio but by audiences worldwide.”