Ottobock, a world-leading supplier of innovative solutions for people with limited mobility has won a prestigious award at the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) annual dinner, held on Thursday at the Park Plaza Hotel, London. The BHTA represents almost 500 company members, many of which are the largest and most influential in the healthcare industry.
The awards recognise companies and individuals who have made a valuable contribution to the healthcare industry with innovative products and services. Ottobock was the proud recipient of the Independent Living Design Award, which celebrates healthcare products that not only support independent living and improve quality of life, but are also easy-to-use, innovative, aesthetically appealing and accessible.
Ottobock was presented with this award for the C-Leg 4, widely known as the most popular and most clinically studied Microprocessor Controlled Knee joint (MPK) in the world. First launched in 1997, Ottobock’s C-Leg opened up an entirely new dimension of walking for amputees with unrivalled safety and dynamic response. Now in its fourth iteration, the C-Leg has helped over 70,000 amputees worldwide and for the past year has been available to amputees through NHS England funding. In addition to the unique features of the C-Leg 4, Ottobock was recognised for the revolutionary OneFit trial system which has redefined the fitting experience in the NHS, making it as simple and seamless as possible for both the clinician and the patient.
Head of Prosthetics at Ottobock UK, Emma Gillespie said: “We are delighted and honoured to receive this award, particularly amongst so many strong contenders in this category. The C-Leg 4 truly transforms lives, making a real difference to the lifestyle and health of amputees. 2017 has been a fantastic year for Ottobock as the C-Leg has become more accessible than ever before and we look forward to bringing our award-winning product to more and more people in 2018.”