Ottobock, the global leader in prosthetics and UNYQ, the pioneer in personalized prosthetics announced their strategic partnership in June 2015 to provide stylish cosmetic covers to lower limb amputees.
The first three designs named “Coral”, “Reed” and “Camellia” of the “UNYQ designed for Ottobock” collection are now available from UNYQ. Catering towards different tastes these first Special Editions are inspired by a current color and fashion trends.
The “Coral” design reflects the silence of a coral reef and the brilliance of deep ocean colors. The “Reed” design is simple and elegant resembling the filigree structure of a blade of grass. The playful and feminine “Camellia” design captures the essence of a rose garden. All designs, as typical for UNYQ, are available in different color combinations and with different finishing options.
“We hope to cater to a broad range of tastes with these editions, wishing that they enable amputees to bring their very own fashion statement to the prosthetic technology Ottobock provides”, says Dr. Falk Berster, Business Unit Director, Ottobock.
“These designs are the first fruits of a very creative collaboration and we are just at the beginning of this exciting journey. Amputees can now look forward to more choice in the form of Special Editions designed to reflect the Ottobock visual product language”, says Eythor Bender, CEO, UNYQ.
Both companies are continuously and with enthusiasm working hand in hand on optimizing these 3D printed products. This is already resulting in new product features including newly designed knee bumpers to better protect the prosthetic covers from scratches.
“We are proud to introduce another functional element in parallel to the first Ottobock designs. We are steadily looking for potential improvements for our covers to make the handling for the amputee and technicians even easier and to make them even more durable. The bumpers are robust while at the same time integrating a new design element into the overall prosthetic cover design”, states Manuel Boza, Chief Creative Officer of UNYQ.
For the first 12 months the bumpers will be exclusively available with “UNYQ designed for Ottobock” prosthetic covers.