OttoBock Launches A New Community Platform
With Movao, there is now a new community platform where amputees and their families can connect locally and globally with like-minded people about similar interests and challenges. An amputation is a major event. Saying goodbye to a body part has a major impact, both physically and mentally. People have to find a way to reshape their life. Movao is a community where amputees come together to help each other, share experiences, and get inspiration. It focusses on making everyday things attainable, achieving personal goals, and growing as a community. To do so, the platform offers informative content and personal stories around the topic of amputation. There are online and offline events, a sport group and much more. In the forum people can ask the community or contact other members directly via chat. If you or a family member of yours is affected by limb loss, you are invited to become part of the Movao. Register here and join today!
Post by Bjoern Eser, the creator of The Active Amputee.
Books by and about amputees
In recent years more and more books focussing on what it means to live a rewarding life as an amputee/person with a limb difference have been published. So after the recent article about brilliant TED talks, this post features a handful of amazing books by and about people with a limb difference. All of them have also talked about their respective book on The Active Amputee Podcast. Read more
Brilliant TED Talks
I am a great fan of podcasts. No matter if I am in my car to pick up the kids, in the kitchen preparing dinner or working out in the evening, I normally listen to podcasts. And among my favorite ones are TED talks. TED talks are such a great combination of brilliant info, inspirational journeys and though provoking daring big picture thinking. Here are twelve TED talks every amputee should listen to. Read more
People to follow on Instagram
The new year is still young. So it's a good opportunity to recommend a few people to you whose Instagram accounts you should follow. And… drum roll please… the five people to watch are the following. Read more