The traditional German company and world market leader in prosthetics, Ottobock, is supporting INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023 as an Official Supporter.
Ottobock will provide technical service for prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs during the entire Games. This allows the participants to focus fully on themselves, their competition and therefore their rehabilitation.
„As a human empowerment company at Ottobock, the people come first. That’s what connects us with the Invictus Games. We help people maintain or regain their freedom of movement – and our mission in parasports goes even further: Through our service, we ensure that the athletes can focus fully on their performance and the competition. We are delighted to be able to continue this mission at the Invictus Games 2023.“
Peter Franzel, Head of Events & Exhibitions at Ottobock
At the Invictus Games, competitors perform top physical performances in ten disciplines. The medical-technical devices that many of them use are also exposed to extreme stress in the competition. Wheelchairs in particular are quickly damaged in intensive contact sports such as wheelchair rugby – which, in the worst case, means the end of the competition. Highly professional technical service is therefore essential during the Invictus Games. Ottobock provides this support based on over 100 years of medical technology experience.
„We can only have the greatest respect for the physical and mental performance of the Invictus Games participants. Our goal in hosting the Games is to provide them with equipment that meets the highest standards of quality, which is why we are delighted to have Ottobock on our side as Official Supporter.“
Martin Ammermann, Executive Director Sports Major Events D.SPORTS
Ottobock will be on site at the Invictus Games with an international team of technicians. The workshops are located directly in the INVICTUS GAMES PARK and are therefore in close proximity to the training and competition venues. Experienced specialists ensure the professional repair and maintenance of equipment – regardless of the athletes’ nationality or the brands of their prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs.
„Holistic care during the entire Games is part of our philosophy. In Ottobock, we have a competent partner at our side for the INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023, who already supported the Games at the Invictus Games The Hague 2022. For over 100 years, Ottobock has been ensuring that people such as the injured soldiers are provided with the best possible care and the necessary support for more Quality of life.“
Brigadier General Alfred Marstaller, Project Manager INVICTUS GAMES DÜSSELDORF 2023
Ottobock has been developing innovative fitting solutions for people with limited mobility for over 100 years. As a “Human Empowerment Company”, Ottobock strengthens freedom of movement, quality of life and independence. More than 9,000 employees are behind this. With innovative strength, outstanding technical solutions and services from the fields of prosthetics, orthotics, NeuroMobility and Patient Care, they empower people in more than 135 countries to live their lives the way they want to. As the global market leader in wearable human bionics, the company, founded in 1919, continues to set new standards and drive the digitization of the industry – together with its partners, medical supply stores, and international research institutions. Ottobock has been transferring its expertise in biomechanics to exoskeletons for ergonomic workstations since 2018. The company’s international activities are coordinated from its headquarters in Duderstadt (Lower Saxony). Ottobock has been supporting the Paralympic Games with its technical expertise since 1988.