Össur acquires Touch Bionics
Össur has today signed an agreement to acquire Touch Bionics Limited, a leading global provider of innovative upper limb prostheses and supporting services. Touch Bionics has over 120 employees with operations in Scotland, Germany, and the United States.
The world-renowned publication The Economist has launched an inspiring new mini-documentary on Össur as part of its “Future Works” series.
Össur Celebrates Amputee Mobility with #MyWinningMoment Contest
Össur is launching #MyWinningMoment, a contest that celebrates mobility, by inviting adult amputees of all ages to share their stories via photo or video on the mywinningmoment.com website.
Össur is pioneering development in the field of mind-controlled prosthetics. Dr. Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, EVP of Research & Development at Össur will introduce this innovative project along with Gudmundur Olafsson at DesignTalks.
Endowment Will Fund Global Development of Advanced Neural-Controlled Prosthetics
CTi Team rider, Australian motocross legend, Toby Price, created history on January 17th when he became the first Australian Motocross rider to win the challenging Dakar Rally.
Jon Sigurdsson of Össur discusses with GE Reports the promise — and challenges — of brain research having created the first mind-controlled Bionic prosthetic leg.
Össur and Newcastle University have received a grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC) in the UK.
It is hard to believe we are about to turn the calendar again to a new year. Looking back at 2015 allows us to enjoy the successes we have accomplished and reach for the goals we have ahead.
Team Össur Athletes Win 17 Medals, Set 6 New World Records
Boston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky learned about the latest innovations in prosthetic limbs while visiting Össur’s global headquarters in Reykjavik this week.
Össur’s innovative products continue to grab well-deserved global attention. View the Bloomberg Business interview with Össur President & CEO, Jón Sigurdsson.
The French city of Lyon plays host in June this year to ISPO, the world congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Among Össur’s team at this big event is the extraordinary street dancer Tommy Guns Ly, who will be wowing the crowds with his incredible moves on the brand new RHEO KNEE 3. Check out a sneak preview here!
Össur Technology Adapts To User’s Subconscious, Intuitive Actions
Here are the results of the Annual General Meeting of Össur hf. held Thursday 12 March 2015.
On January 16, 2015, Team Össur athlete April Holmes, received the prestigious 2015 Inspiration Award from the NCAA.
Born and raised on the island of Kauai, surfing is part of Mike Coots’ DNA. Nearly two decades ago, Coots lost his left leg to a shark attack at the age of 18, but he’s still in the water catching waves and isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Team Össur member Helgi Sveinsson lost his leg as a teenager due to cancer. 13 years later, he picked up a javelin and hasn't looked back.
A crew from CNN has been in Iceland filming Paralympian and Team Össur member Helgi Sveinsson for their popular program “Human to Hero”.
Company Encourages Greater Diversity and Inclusiveness
in O&P With New Dedicated Program
Johnny Campbell, professional motorcross racer and ten-time Baja 1000 winner, visited the Össur Head Office today with 10 other motorcross athletes as they set off on their week-long ride through Iceland.
Kim De Roy, CPO/PT, Össur’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Education, Prosthetics, set a new World Record at the Reykjavik Marathon on Saturday, August 23.
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH and Otto Bock HealthCare LP (collectively, "Otto Bock"), and Össur hf and Össur Americas, Inc. (collectively, "Össur"), today announced that Otto Bock and Össur have entered into a confidential settlement and cross-license agreement that fully resolves the lawsuit and the inter partes review proceeding pending between the parties, both of which relate to U.S. Patent No. 6,726,726.
Latest Generation of the World’s First and Only Complete Bionic Leg Now Available for U.S. Patients
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden visited the Össur Head Office in Reykjavik, Iceland on Wednesday June 18th along with her husband Prince Daniel and the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson .
Össur is pleased to announce that two Paralympic athletes and world record holders have joined Team Össur. Alan Oliveira from Brazil and Markus Rehm from Germany are both world record holders in their respective disciplines of 100m sprint and long jump.
Össur has been named one of ten companies transforming healthcare by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine.
Össur committed to the UN Global Compact initiative in 2011, committing the Company to follow the Global Compact principles in the areas of Environment, Labor Practices, Human Rights and Anti-Corruption. Furthering the commitment in the area of Human Rights, Össur has signed United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles.
Össur congratulates Team Össur member Richard Browne for becoming the first “blade runner” in history to simultaneously hold sprinting World Records in four events: 60m (6.99), 100m (10.75), 200m (21.91) and 4x100m relay (40.73).
Walnut, CA – Team Össur athlete Richard Browne set a new men’s T44 200m World Record on Friday April 18, 2014 at Mount SAC Relays. With a blazing time of 21.91, Browne becomes the first single below-knee amputee to run under 22 seconds.
On Super Bowl Sunday, five-year-old Össur user and Challenged Athletes Foundation grantee Braylon O’Neil was featured in Microsoft’s first ever Super Bowl commercial.
Össur is pleased to announce that World-Record holder and Paralympian Richard Browne, Jr. is the latest elite athlete to join Team Össur.
Richard holds World Records in both the 60m (6.99) and 100m (10.75) races in the T-44 category. Although relatively new to the competitive arena, he has already distinguished himself by competing as a member of the Gold Medal-winning, World Record-setting U.S. 4x100 relay team at the 2013 IPC Worlds. He also won Silver Medals in the 100m at the 2013 IPC World Championships and at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Richard uses the Össur Cheetah Xtreme®, which is ideally designed for short distance sprinting. He also studied Physics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
We look forward to cheering Richard on at his upcoming races at the IAAF Indoor British Athletics GP in Birmingham, England; the 5 Nations Match in Glasgow, Scotland; and the Meeting de Mondeville in France.
20 December 2013
Össur and Paralympic gold medalist and marathon runner Richard Whitehead have extended their Team Össur partnership through 2016. Richard is not only a World Record holder in both full and half marathons, but one of the world‘s best sprinters, and the current Paralympic and World Champion in the 200m T42 class. Last August, Richard accomplished the amazing feat of running 40 marathons in 40 days when he ran the length of Great Britain.
Össur and Richard have partnered for a number of years, and the Össur UK technical team has supported him every step of the way. Össur is proud to continue supporting Richard through his many accomplishments, including his goal of competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
19 December 2013
Thank you as always for your support, collaboration and inspiration. This year, we have been as busy as ever, improving people’s mobility with products and services that make a real difference.
A big round of applause goes to all our partners and Team Össur members for their outstanding endeavors. Their achievements remind us all how proud we are to be in this business. Our sponsored athletes once again dominated the winners’ podium at the IPC World Championships in July. Co-hosting with the fantastic Challenged Athletes Foundation, we had a successful running and mobility clinic in October for survivors of the Boston bombings. In September, we supported Richard Whitehead as he ran the length of the UK, the equivalent of 40 marathons in 40 days. We were also very excited to be named an official provider to “Walking with the Wounded” on their 2013 expedition to the South Pole.
From a strategic perspective, we were pleased to strengthen our operations with the acquisition in October of TeamOlmed, Sweden's largest provider of O&P solutions. With more than 300 employees in a number of patient care centers, TeamOlmed is already making a valuable contribution to our business. We also warmly welcome our new colleagues from other companies acquired in 2013 in Norway and Brazil.
Product-wise, we have seen some significant launches in 2013, including the Unity advanced vacuum suspension system, which has been very well received, and an updated version of our flagship ligament brace CTi. We continue to focus our efforts keenly on our premium designs, always pushing for greater innovation and better outcomes. Moving forward, we will be dividing our bracing and supports range and creating a dual emphasis on OA solutions, helping people living with osteoarthritis to access a more active lifestyle; and Injury solutions, for those recovering from injuries.
Thanks again for your involvement with Össur, it’s been a pleasure. We hope you enjoy the holidays and wish you a very healthy and happy new year.
Össur President and CEO
29 October 2013
On a perfect weekend in sunny La Jolla, CA, Össur employees actively participated in all the festivities at the 20th Anniversary of the San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC).
14 October 2013
The Össur EMEA warehouse, located in Eindhoven, recently won second place in the “Safest Warehouse“ in The Netherlands competition.
10 October 2013
Boston, MA – Össur, in partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, shined this past weekend in Boston, Massachusetts.
1 October 2013
Team Össur cyclist Jody Cundy was in action in the 2013 National Track Championships at the Manchester Velodrome last week.
4 October 2013
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved and stay involved in sports,
13 September 2013
Helgi Sveinsson, Gold medal winner in javelin at the recent IPC Athletics World Championships, has joined Team Össur.
3 September 2013
Nordic Business Report has published a list of 20 greatest business thinkers in the Nordics.
9 September 2013
Össur CEO, Jon Sigurðsson caught up with Team Össur Athlete Richard Whitehead yesterday in his home town of Nottingham