Our way: From bionics to technology for people
Bionics examines structures and processes in nature in order to derive technological solutions (biology + technology). Bionic research and development is of particular importance for medical technology.
- with a prosthesis walk naturally again after a leg amputation;
- use a prosthesis hand deliberately and confidently, even when handling breakable items;
- regain lost motor functions after a stroke through a neural implant.
Ottobock uses bionics to develop products that maintain or reestablish natural mobility. Ottobock uses the terms Orthobionic® and Bionicmobility® to describe the two fields in which the company is driving technological progress.
The way from bionics to advanced technology becomes readily apparent in myoelectrics, which Ottobock has continuously developed since the 60’s. The key question: How is it possible for a person to control a prosthesis using his or her will?