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Outstanding Design

03-07-2012 02:12 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

The modern therapy knee joint 3R93 of Ottobock.

The modern therapy knee joint 3R93 of Ottobock.

Four iF awards for Ottobock Products

With the Triton prosthetic foot, the 3R93 therapy knee joint and the Genu Sensa knee support, no less than three Ottobock products have been recognised with the iF product design award 2012. Carbon fibre woven prepreg, a high-performance fibre composite material developed by Ottobock, also received the iF material design award.

The iF product design award is one of the most renowned design competitions worldwide. It is presented in 16 different categories, including medicine, telecommunication and industry. Submitted products are evaluated by the jury based on criteria such as design quality, workmanship, choice of materials, functionality, safety and brand value. Out of a total of 2,923 entries, 863 managed to convince the jury and received the iF label as a symbol of outstanding design.

The jury of the iF material design award chose Ottobock carbon fibre woven prepreg from among 97 product submissions. Carbon fibre woven prepreg is used in orthopaedics technology, for example for the fabrication of very lightweight and high-strength orthoses as well as prosthetic sockets, and offers numerous processing advantages: thanks to its good specific strength properties, it is ideal for functional lightweight construction and permits the fabrication of customised, rigid and partly flexible devices. The thermal properties with particularly high setting temperatures speed up processing and thereby save valuable time.

The winners of this year's iF design awards will be shown in the iF design exhibitions at CeBIT in Hanover, in the HafenCity of Hamburg and in Haikou, China. They will also be presented in the iF online exhibition on the internet: http://exhibition.ifdesign.de/index_de

Ottobock - Technology for People

Otto Bock HealthCare helps people maintain or regain their freedom of movement with innovative products. Founded in Berlin back in 1919, the medical technology company has become a global market leader in the field of prosthetics. Other business units include orthotics, Mobility Solutions with wheelchairs, seating systems and child rehabilitation devices as well as, since 2006, neurostimulation. The activities of the global company with sales and service locations in 44 countries are coordinated from the head office in Duderstadt, South Lower Saxony. Professor Hans Georg Näder, the grandson of company founder Otto Bock, took over the management of the family company from his father Dr. Max Näder in 1990 and carried on as the third-generation CEO ever since.
Further information: www.ottobock.com

Karsten Ley
Director Corporate Communication
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH
Max-Näder-Str. 15, 37115 Duderstadt
Phone: +49 (0)5527 848-3036, Fax: +49 (0)5527 848-3360
E-mail: karsten.ley@ottobock.de
www.ottobock.com

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