As the prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair technical service provider, Otto Bock is responsible for providing technical and repair services to Paralympic athletes regardless of the brand of equipment they use.
At each Games workshops are set up in the Athletes’ villages and selected venues, supported by a mobile unit. Staffed by world class prosthetists, orthotists and wheelchair technicians, workshops are fully stocked with spare parts to provide athletes the confidence that their technical and repair service needs will be dealt with where they need them and when they need them.
The first Otto Bock technical service was provided by four Australians at the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games.
By the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games the team had grown to 136 technicians from 19 countries. They worked more than 10,000 hours completing 2,188 repairs for athletes from 120 countries.
The most repairs by Otto Bock technicians in one day was 183. Completed a couple of days before the opening of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, repairs focused on ensuring equipment was in full working order following transit and making final adjustments to optimise athlete performance.
Otto Bock’s expertise at the forefront of mobility innovation and service combined with a wealth of knowledge passed on from Games-to-Games provides Paralympians the confidence that whatever their technical needs, they will be understood and expertly repaired, so that they can concentrate on performance and competition.