Based on its recent analysis of the global smart rehabilitation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes NEOFECT with the 2018 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for uniquely employing gamification in its smart rehabilitation solutions. The highly effective RAPAEL solutions ensure adherence to rehab programs by making the treatment fun and interactive, in the convenience of the patient's home. The company delivers unparalleled value to customers by adopting a rent-for-use model and developing a variety of products for patients from diverse age groups.
"NEOFECT's flapgship RAPAEL Smart Rehabilitation Solutions, both hardware and software, are cleverly designed biofeedback gaming systems that motivate and empower patients throughout their rehab programs," said Chandni Mathur, Industry Analyst. "The NEOFECT RAPAEL Smart Glove uses a virtual reality (VR)-based hand rehabilitation therapy solution to help patients perform muscle strengthening exercises with games. Distinctively, this solution is available as a wearable device and is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data analytics capabilities."
While RAPAEL’s exercises and games work to normalize movements by invigorating muscles and stimulating visual and auditory senses, the solutions allow variations to be incorporated to cater to patients’ preferences and progress, thereby delivering customized, optimal therapy. For example, by leveraging AI and Big Data, RAPAEL’s learning algorithm automatically adjusts the difficulty of rehabilitation games based on the patient’s performance, range of motion, and goals.
A key deterrent to continuing rehabilitation is the high cost of solutions. NEOFECT has addressed this issue by launching the RAPAEL Smart Glove as a business-to-consumer rental model, which is an uncommon model in the market. For $99 a month, patients can rent the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved smart glove and companion Android tablet to rehabilitate their hands and wrists at home.
"Other recent developments include RAPAEL Smart Pegboard, a compact and portable digital pegboard developed for stroke rehabilitation, which is a disruptive technological leap in the market as most smart rehabilitation products are bulky and immovable," noted Chandni. "It is an interactive tool with 30 games, such as smack a mole, pathfinder, and memory placement, which keep patients engaged and motivated to stay the full treatment course."
With its smart wearable gloves for stroke patients and children with developmental disorders, wearable hand robots for paralyzed patients, and gameboards that enhance the therapy experience, NEOFECT is truly bringing hope to patients and altering the rehabilition landscape.
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Korean-American health tech startup NEOFECT (neofect.com) was founded in 2010 to create an environment where stroke survivors, doctors, and therapists can objectively evaluate the results of patient rehabilitation. Fun, game-based rehabilitation exercises motivate patients while simultaneously providing actionable, quantifiable data to medical professionals.
NEOFECT uses the latest technological innovations to design affordable and easy-to-use devices for rehabilitation training available anytime, anywhere, like its flagship product, the RAPAEL Smart Glove for Home.
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