OT-World is back and soon opens its doors to the public

Only a few days left before this year's OT-World opens its doors to the public.
Only a few days left before this year's OT-World opens its doors to the public.

Exhibitors From All Over The World Present Themselves In Leipzig

After the last OT-World had to be cancelled due to Corona, this year exhibitors, trade visitors and interested people from all over the world will again be drawn to Leipzig. Between May 10 and 13, OT-World will open its doors and become the stage for everything that is interesting for amputees. For a few days, Leipzig will be the center of the world for everything related to orthopedic technology, aids and rehabilitation. And when I look at the program and hear what's in the works on social networks, it's going to be a great few days.



OT-Wold - Connecting Worlds

The organizers praise the trade fair as follows: "OT-World is the largest and internationally leading industry meeting place for all manufacturers, distributors and service providers in the field of modern assistive technology. In the global growth market, it brings together all those who provide care at the interface between people and technology. In its unique combination of world congress and leading world trade fair, OT World brings together experts and interested parties from all five continents every two years and, as the most important innovation and dialog platform, sets the standards in the various areas of care."


Well then we are curious. If you want to find out more, you can visit the organizers' website.


Post by Bjoern Eser, the founder of and shaker and maker behind The Active Amputee.


Further Reading

Who cares if odds are stacked against you


In early 2015, the life of Sebastiana Lopez almost ended. A horrible motorcycle accident left her severely injured and resulted in the amputation of her right leg. After weeks in a medical induced coma, after depending on others for her daily routine, Sebastiana decided to use this life-altering experience as an opportunity to start anew. And she came back stronger than ever. „Who cares if the odds are stacked up against us, bring it on. We will not be defeated and when we fail. We will learn and emerge stronger, faster, well informed.“ Here is her amazing story. Read more

Giving back in so many ways


In 2004, Dr. Dani Burt was involved in a motorcycle crash that put her in a coma for 45 days. After she woke up, Dani knew her life would never be the same again. It took many unexpected turns, opened many new doors and offered her countless amazing opportunities. Today, Dani works as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Sharp Memorial Hospital, the same hospital where she was a patient of more than a decade ago. A career she chose because she wants to be there for patients after they go through the darkest moments in their life to show them what is possible.  Read more

Double amputee circus artist


June 12, 2014 was the day Erin had both of her lower legs removed. It took her eight months after that to accept it and to imagine that a life was still possible. Once that step was taken, she started to wrap her head around believing that her life could be one that she actually wanted to live. Before her accident in March 2014, Erin had been a circus artist whose career was just starting to take off and everything that she did required feet - or so she thought. But as she soon learned, this was not the case. Read more