Neofect’s Smart Glove ‘Gamifies’ the Hand Rehab Process
Neofect’s Smart Glove takes hand paralysis rehabilitation literally in hand, as recently demonstrated at the CES Unveiled event in New York.
A high-tech device that can be used by the patient at home, it is said by Neofect to “gamify” the process of post-stroke rehabilitation, making therapy fun and motivating through a series of rehab games that the wearer is encouraged to progress through.
The Neofect Smart Glove attaches to the user’s hand, tracks movement, and stimulates neuroplasticity – defined as the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury – by repetition. Its sensory technology captures the rehab patient’s movements and transfers the data to a smartphone app, keeping track of movement progress and improvement. The Glove is lightweight and is made of an elastomer material that is easy to clean and maintain, says the company.