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    NeoMano, a robotic soft glove for the hand paralyzed.

     

    By Hyunjin Choi 

    A rehabilitation robotic glove has achieved a prestigious award, the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019. NeoMano, a robotic soft glove for the hand paralyzed, has been granted a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the top distinction in the competition. In 2019 competition, only 0.7% of all entries, 40 products of 5,640 entries, were honored with the Red Dot: Best of the Best for its innovative and sophisticated design. 

     


     

    Neofect, which specializes in smart rehabilitation devices, developed a smart glove, NeoMano. The robotic soft glove helps those who suffer from hand paralysis due to spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), nerve injury, and so forth.

     

    It enables people with hand paralysis to conduct daily tasks such as grabbing a pen or spoon, and even twisting a lid of a bottle. NeoMano is made from soft leather material that fits over the thumb, index, and middle finger to bring back a comfortable control function to the hand.

     


     

    It is operated with a Bluetooth wireless remote controller. When activated with the Grip button, the motor allows the titanium wires in the glove to bend at various degrees, with the Release button for loosening back to the original neutral position.

     

    "NeoMano is planned to be on the market by the end of the year, and we hope it boosts confidence and independence for those who do not have full functionality from their hand" says Hoyoung Ban, CEO of Neofect. 

     


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