is a German prosthetics
company situated in Duderstadt
. It was founded in 1919 by its namesake prosthetist, Otto Bock. It was created in response to the large number of injured veterans from World War I
The Otto Bock Corporation has been responsible for several standard-setting innovations in prosthetics, including the pyramid adapter (a highly adjustable linkage for prosthetic parts) and the C-Leg
, a computerized knee that adaptively varies its passive resistance to suit the patients' different walking gaits.
Many C-Legs have been fitted for Iraq War veterans and so have made the news quite often since the war began.