Helping active military personnel and veterans regain their freedom of movement is an idea deeply rooted in Ottobock culture. Our company was founded in 1919 to help those wounded in WWI get back to everyday life. Since then, we’ve maintained close relationships with the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense to research, develop and distribute advanced technology specifically suited to the needs of injured veterans.

"How Wounded Warriors Are Transforming Biotech" at SXSW

Ottobock was proud to host the panel "How Wounded Warriors Are Transforming Biotech" featuring Melissa Stockwell, Heath Calhoun, and Christy Wise at South by Southwest 2017 in Austin, Texas.

Veterans Heath Calhoun and Melissa Stockwell and Captain Christy Wise share their experience with prosthetics

See more stories from other active veterans

William sitting in a doorway of a workout gym wearing his X3 knee

William's story

William suffered injuries while deployed in Iraq. He found his #WillToMove by inspiring other Veterans.


Marco sitting outdoors on oversized tractor tires with his X3 knee

Marco's story

Marco’s life was changed when an IED exploded beneath him. Fitness became his #WillToMove.


Brandon sitting on a weight bench in a gym with his X3 microprocessor knee

Brandon's story

Sports helped Brandon find his #WillToMove after suffering trauma to his left leg in the Army.