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AUSTIN, Texas, April 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In honor of Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, Ottobock has launched Movao, an online platform 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 provides an incredible and unique opportunity for the member difference community to connect, collaborate and continue their journey,” said Aaron Holm, Executive Director of Wiggle Your Toes, Head of Consumer Engagement at Ottobock and bilateral above the knee amputee. “It’s a safe space that takes the static out of social media. People like me, people who depend on prosthetics for getting around and carrying out daily activities, now have the ability to unleash the power of community in ways that is not possible on traditional social media channels.”
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 providing 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.
Jennifer DukeMarket Manager, Canada and PEM (North America)
Picture 1: Movao Movao, an online platform dedicated to the amputee community and limb differences.
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