Passion for Paralympics
For more than 25 years Ottobock has been at the heart of the Paralympic Movement. As the longest serving Partner to the Paralympic Games, athletes at every summer and winter Games benefit from Ottobock’s experience providing technical service since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games. Similar to the services provided by mechanics in motor racing, Ottobock is responsible for the repair and maintenance of equipment used by Paralympians and getting athletes back into the competition as fast as possible.
It is specialist and high pressure work. At the London 2012 Paralympic Games 88 highly qualified experts from 19 countries worked more than 10,500 hours to complete 3,041 repairs for 1,667 athletes from 123 countries.
Pride in our role supporting athletes and dedication to the importance of mobility drives a Passion for Paralympics that we are excited to share with people living with disabilities and members of the public all over the world.
At every Paralympic Games Ottobock prosthetists, orthotists, welders and wheelchair technicians work from specialized repair centres in the Athletes’ Village and competition venues. Get behind the scenes to learn about their challenging high pressure role.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 – 18, 2016 and will attract 4,350 athletes from 176 countries, as well as 1.8 million spectators from around the world.
In 1988 Ottobock became the first Partner to the Paralympic Games. Read more about this unique history and story.
The equipment used by athletes competing at the Paralympic Games relies on the latest technology and innovation. Here we show how it works.