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Bettina Wulff is involved in the London 2012 Paralympics

05-21-2012 07:56 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

Bettina Wulff is involved in the London 2012 Paralympics

Bettina Wulff is involved in the London 2012 Paralympics

Ambassador for people with disabilities

Bettina Wulff is actively involved in competitive sports for people with disabilities at the London 2012 Paralympics (29 Aug. 2012 to 9 Sept. 2012). She and company owner Prof. Hans Georg Näder will welcome numerous international guests of honour from the world of sports, politics, and business on behalf of Otto Bock HealthCare, the German company that is the global leader in the technical orthopaedics market, providing 78 technicians for the 4,200 athletes from all over the world.

"I am inspired by how the Paralympics contribute to a more relaxed way of dealing with disabilities. If I can have a part in this, I am glad to do what I can," stated Bettina Wulff. This adds a sport-related aspect of inclusion to her social commitment, for example as patron of "Eine Chance für Kinder" (Opportunities for Children) for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Contact with Ottobock was already good while Christian Wulff was still Premier of Lower Saxony. The headquarters of the "hidden champion" are in Duderstadt/Eichsfeld. Since 1988 in Seoul, Ottobock has been present at all summer and winter Paralympic Games and since 2005, it has been a partner of the International Paralympic Committee. CEO Prof. Hans Georg Näder, "I am absolutely delighted! We are pleased to welcome Bettina Wulff as project partner of the Paralympics to our large global family."

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: (05527) 848-3036, Fax: (05527) 848-3360
Email: karsten.ley@ottobock.de
www.ottobock.com

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