Neofect Donates RAPAEL Smart Glove to Welfare Institute for Disabled in Busan

Neofect's RAPAEL Smart Glove

On June 2nd, Neofect, a smart rehabilitation solution startup, announced that it had donated ‘RAPAEL Smart Glove,’ one of its rehabilitation training medical device for stroke patients, to the Welfare Institute for Disabled in Busan.

 

A collaboration between Neofect and social donation platform ‘Sharencare,’ the donation campaign took place on social network services (SNS).

Moved by a story of Bokseon Kim, a taxi driver who had lost her husband recently and needed rehabilitation after a car accident, approximately 15,000 individuals participated in the campaign and have reached the targeted amount, 13,000 USD. The campaign involved Neofect donating 0.15 USD and 1 USD for every ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ respectively. Thanks to RAPAEL Smart Glove’s donation, the patients at the institute will now be able to receive rehabilitation training with therapists on a regular basis.

RAPAEL Smart Glove is a therapeutic medical device that aids patients with central nervous system diseases, such as strokes, regain proper functionality in one’s fingers, wrists, and lower arms through diverse rehabilitation training games. There are approximately 40 games available that stimulates both sense of sight and hearing simultaneously to help plasticity enhancement and movement re-learning parts of the brain. Furthermore, through artificial intelligence that utilizes analyzed data during training, the rehabilitation solution provides customized games, thereby providing more motivations for each individual patient. RAPAEL Smart Glove also won the CES 2017 Innovation Awards.

 

The head of the Welfare Institute for Disabled in Busan, YeongChan Go, stated, “the Institute provides assistance to disabled individuals who need rehabilitation and also live under difficult conditions.” He added, “it is imperative that patients do not forgo rehabilitation, and I believe RAPAEL Smart Gloves will play a significant role in motivating the patients to diligently recieve rehabilitation.”CES

Neofect CEO Hoyoung Ban said that he is “very pleased by the social contribution made by Neofect in assisting the Welfare Institute for Disabled in Busan,” and that “we will continue to strive to make low cost rehabilitation more accessible to the public through RAPAEL rehabilitation training devices.”

Having recently released its new product, RAPAEL Smart Board, an upper extremity rehabilitation training medical device for stroke patients, Neofect focuses on the development of rehabilitation training medical devices, RAPAEL Smart Rehabilitation Solutions. They strive to give more systematic and pleasant rehabilitation training experience to patients by providing objective data and a combination of smart devices and a gamified rehabilitation contents.

JunSu is a junior at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He enjoys meeting people from all over the world and exploring the role of technology in people’s daily lives. You can reach him at: junsu.jang@techforkorea.com

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