Medical Devices for Lying, Sitting, Standing and Mobility

Individual fitting solutions from Ottobock help your child develop optimally and participate in social life. They help your child develop its autonomy and independent activity while avoiding malpositions. Their primary purpose is to promote your child’s mobility (therapists speak of “verticalisation” here, which means getting up against the force of gravity); this is a fundamental requirement for your child’s overall development.

A child’s motor development takes place in individual stages that follow a natural time sequence. They can be approximated as lying, sitting, standing and ultimately, independent locomotion in the form of walking. Delayed development by definition slows down subsequent progress. Some delays can even cause irreparable damage, for example the improper development of a child’s hip. Such a malposition can occur for example when proper hip development fails to take place.

An optimised selection of medical devices provides you with suitable corresponding products for every age, the respective state of development and all everyday situations. In short: preventing improper development by providing the support of medical devices as early as possible pays off for the rest of your child’s life.

Here are a few examples:

• For babies this may be a positioning system for support while playing.

• A sitting system can provide the required support when solid foods are introduced, and later also in daycare or at school.

• Standers are popular medical devices for communication at eye level or for use in therapy.

• Walking aids, wheeled walkers and power wheelchairs permit active participation when playing with peers.

With our innovative medical devices, we offer your child the opportunity for optimum development.