19 - 22 May 2026 OTWorld
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OTWorld.first-timers: Exhibitor Portraits

Showcasing products from soft prostheses, bionic hand orthoses and arm robots to the world's lightest forearm crutches, first-time exhibitors at OTWorld will be presenting their innovative ideas and products in this exclusive special exhibition area. Visitors can look forward to plenty of inspiration for new solutions in orthopaedic treatment and care.

In a special exhibition area front of the entrance to the congress area, 14 manufacturers from all over the world will be presenting modern medical aids designed to improve the quality of everyday life. Today, we would like to introduce you to some of our newest exhibitors.

For patients hoping to be once again able to ride a bike, enjoy a game of tennis or play a musical instrument, the soft prostheses from the British manufacturer Koalaaoffer simple solutions that can help make such dreams a reality. The prostheses made by Koalaa consist of a patented fabric sleeve and interchangeable tools that can be selected according to their suitability for the task in hand. Almost two years ago, Koalaa also added a prosthetic arm for early rehabilitation to its product portfolio. The prosthetic arm was launched in April 2022 and was the first of its kind in the world. It can be used just a few hours after an operation.

After surviving a Spanair plane crash in 2008 and enduring years of suffering, engineer Rafael Vidal decided to found INDESmed. The team of doctors and engineers at INDESmed has now been developing technologically advanced orthopaedic walking aids since 2010. Products include the world's lightest forearm crutches, walking canes that prevent tendinitis and pain, ultra-light medical walkers and the only height-adjustable lower leg and foot orthosis that can be used for all sizes from 37 to 46.

Reaching for a cup or cutlery without assistance can become a real challenge for patients affected by illness or accidents. Exxomove supplies mobility aids for hands and arms that are designed to give users more independence in carrying out everyday tasks. The CARBONHAND bionic hand orthosis is an exoskeletal glove that supports weak hands when gripping. Sensors in the fingertips react to the slightest changes in pressure and reinforce the gripping movement. At the same time, artificial tendons strengthen the existing muscles. The product range of this German manufacturer based in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth also includes the BATEO robotic arm. The BATEO was developed for people whose arms and hands no longer function due to neurological disorders or paralysis. It can be mounted on a wheelchair and operated via the wheelchair controls. This gives users greater independence in everyday life when carrying out tasks such as gripping, eating and drinking.

You can find out more about all the other exhibitors at OTWorld.first-timers here .

Leipziger Messe, Tom Schulze
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