Aids and services for people with a spinal cord injury and similar limitations.
Marcel Hug pulls away from everyone else in his new Orthotec OT FOXX racing wheelchair. He is in top form and wins four gold medals at the Paralympics in Tokyo, breaking the marathon as well as the 5000- and 1500-metre world records. Wow!
“Tetraplegia gave me the space to question many issues in my life.” Matthias tells us what matters most to him today. In the short film, he whisks us away to the city of Zurich and to the beautiful scenery of the Napf region.
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Together with the Sauber Group and other Swiss technology partners, Orthotec has developed the OT FOXX racing wheelchairs. Elite athletes Marcel Hug and Patricia Eachus were the first to use them.
The major hand bike tour of North-East Switzerland has reached the finish line. Orthotec provided a technical tour service for participants.
«I learnt how to make usable aids out of scrap and the few materials I’d brought with me.» – Antje Giger
Rollivision – the popular exhibition for wheelchair users – is merging with Swiss Handicap. We will still be there as an exhibitor. Why not come and meet us in Lucerne in December 2022?
Using a wheelchair puts great strain on the shoulders. A team of experts from Orthotec, ETH Zurich and Swiss Paraplegic Research has taken on the challenge of optimising the seating position in a wheelchair and is developing an ergometer with great potential.
Cisi Arpagaus, who has paraplegia, masters his first practice drive since his skiing accident with flying colours
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