|Founded||Berlin, Germany (13 January 1919 )|
|Hans Georg Näder|
|Products||wheelchair, prosthetic, artificial limbs|
|Revenue||€456.9 million (2007)|
Number of employees
It was founded in 1919 by its namesake prosthetist, Otto Bock (1881–1960). It was created in response to the large number of injured veterans from World War I.
The Otto Bock Corporation has been responsible for several innovations in prosthetics, including the pyramid adapter (a highly adjustable linkage for prosthetic parts) and the C-Leg, a computerized knee that adaptively varies its passive resistance to suit the patients' different walking gaits.
In 1958, a US-based corporate headquarters was established in Minneapolis, Minnesota under the name Ottobock. In March 2014, the company announced it would relocate its headquarters to Austin, Texas. The logistics facility will relocate to Louisville, Kentucky, and manufacturing will be moved to Salt Lake City, Utah.
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- "A Science Center for Otto Bock at Potsdamer Platz". Retrieved 2009-05-08.
- Grattan, Robert (31 March 2014). "German Health Care Manufacturer to Bring U.S. Headquarters, 110 Jobs to Austin". Austin Business Journal. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- "Ottobock moves operations to Louisville", Lower Extremity Review, April 2014, p. 66
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