AUSTIN, Texas, April 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In honor of Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, prosthetics and orthotics manufacturer Ottobock has launched Movao, a platform in line dedicated to the amputee community and limb differences. Filling a void within the community and creating a safe and accessible space to seek out local and global peers, Movao enables users around the world to connect, share experiences and learn from each other.
“Movao offers a unique opportunity for the member difference community to connect, collaborate and continue their journey,” says Aaron Holm, Executive Director of Wiggle Your Toes, Head of Consumer Engagement at Ottobock and Bilateral Amputee above the knee. “It’s a safe space that takes the static out of social media. People like me, someone who depends on prosthetics for daily activities, can unleash the power of community in ways that aren’t possible via traditional social media.”
Including features such as local and global live streams, event planning, forums and more, Movao is a one-stop-shop for the amputee community and diverse members to meet like-minded people and hobbies around the world.
More than 2.1 million people live with an amputation and limb difference in North America, and the number continues to grow. Peer and community support are key factors in the journey of amputees and those with congenital limb difference. As many people have been left without their normal community resources during a global pandemic, the need for something like Movao has become increasingly apparent to amputees, people with limb difference, their loved ones and the O&P community.
“Our mission extends far beyond the delivery of quality products and patient care,” said Cali Solorio, vice president of marketing for Ottobock North America. “It’s also reflected in how we foster community for the people we serve. With Movao, we can fulfill our mission in new and exciting ways, and we can’t wait to see that community take ownership.”
Amputees, those living with a limb difference and their loved ones can now join Movao and celebrate Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month with members of the community.
Founded in 1919, Ottobock develops “wearable human bionics” – medical technology products for people with reduced mobility in the areas of prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs. Ottobock’s mission is to improve their quality of life and increase economic health benefits. Ottobock has supported the Paralympic Games with its technical expertise since 1988. For more information, visit: www.ottobock.com.
Melissa Langley, Senior Director, Marketing Strategy and Brand Communications, Ottobock
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The bebionic hand scrolls the new online platform, Movao.
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