Rehab 2023: concentrated expertise across 100 m²

Ottobock presents integrated fitting solutions

Image Exopulse Mollii Suit user Michele

24 May 2023

The demands people with neurological disorders place on their devices change over the course of their lives. In order to meet the individual needs of patients, Ottobock has developed a modern, combined fitting concept called NeuroMobility. At Rehab 2023 (dm Arena, stand R12), the health-tech company – together with the orthopaedic companies Brillinger and Pohlig – will be presenting its treatment concept and corresponding solutions.

The trade fair for rehabilitation, therapy, care and inclusion will take place from 15 to 17 June in Karlsruhe.

Across an area of 100 m², visitors can expect to see concentrated expertise in complete solutions offering more independence in everyday life. This also includes individual combinations of products, such as functional electrical stimulation, the microprocessor-controlled orthotic system, wheelchairs, and a neuromodulation suit for spasticity reduction.

”We are really looking forward to Rehab in Karlsruhe,” says Philipp Hoefer, Executive Board member of Ottobock HealthCare Deutschland GmbH. “Exchanging ideas at the trade show is hugely important for the industry. Our focus in 2023 is on holistic treatment for patients with neurological indications. Rehab offers an ideal platform for meeting, networking and inspiring, on a person to person basis.”

Complete solutions for neurological disorders

Highlights at the trade show include the Exopulse Mollii Suit. The world's first neuromodulation suit is equipped with 58 electrodes. Low-frequency electrical stimulation can relax the muscles, alleviating spasticity pain and activating muscle groups. When worn for just one hour a day, this can have a positive effect on the range of motion, balance, gait and quality of life, as demo users show at the booth.

Ottobock's experts and users also provide impetus for the world's only stance-and-swing-phase-controlled leg orthosis. The C-Brace® is suitable for people with partial or total paralysis of the knee extensor musculature. This makes it possible to walk slowly or quickly, descend stairs, walk on slopes or on uneven terrain.

In addition to these innovations, Ottobock, Brillinger and Pohlig will be presenting a selection of wheelchairs for active use, orthoses for drop foot, intelligent prosthetic solutions and a scanning process for hand and arm orthoses as well as body jackets.

Customised medical devices adapted to every child

”People with neurological diseases need a variety of devices during throughout the course of their lives. It starts from a young age, which is why we are focusing on treatments for children at this year's Rehab,” explains Philipp Hoefer.

For example, the wheelchair line from Veldink4kids offers an ideal transition between rehab buggies and adult wheelchairs. The wheelchairs for children and seating shell base frame provide the little ones with active, independent freedom of movement. Thanks to the rigid frame that grows with the child, the wheelchairs provide reliable support for many years.

Other devices for children presented at Rehab include the Exopulse Mollii Suit from size 104 and up and the Kimba rehab buggy.


Image Exopulse Mollii Suit user Michele

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