Ottobock, a supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility and partner of the Paralympic Games since 1988 has announced that it will be providing technical service for the first Invictus Games presented by Jaguar Land Rover. In addition to conducting various repairs to equipment such as wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs damaged in competition, Ottobock is also a proud supporter of the British Armed Forces team for the Invictus Games. Over 400 competitors from 14 nations will take part in the games, with teams coming from the armed forces of nations that have served alongside each other. The Invictus Games will be held in London from 10-14th September in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
“Ottobock has been supporting people with disabilities to participate in sports and recreation for more than three decades. We are very excited to use this experience to be part of the very first Invictus Games,” states Phil Yates, managing director at Ottobock. “Ottobock offers the world‘s most advanced prosthetic technology that helps veterans to lead active, independent lives. To see veterans in action using the technology this September will be truly inspiring.”
In the UK, an £11 million Government fund has led the way to ensure ex-Servicemen and women who are amputees have access to the highest level of prosthetics and rehabilitation care.
The Invictus Games is about survival in the face of adversity and the strength of the human spirit. The event will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.