Ottobock teams up with Made for Movement
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Ottobock is now the exclusive North American distributor of Innowalk, a motorized device for patients with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia and muscle disorders, the company announced Sept. 17. Innowalk, which helps the legs move as in normal walking, allows flexion of lower joints, increasing circulation, pulse rate and gastrointestinal function. It is produced by Norway’s Made for Movement, which develops products to aid those with a limited ability to stand or walk on their own. This is Ottobock’s third such partnership this year. “The new partnerships are the latest in what has been an ongoing strategy by Ottobock to identify what is lacking in the North American market and to bring those aids to families who might not otherwise benefit from these one-of-a-kind devices,” said Matt Swiggum, Ottobock vice president of mobility solutions, in a press release.