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Overview

Headquarters
West Building #401, Dankook Uni., 152, Jukjeon-ro, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16890
Description
Smart Glove Speeds Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients
NEOFECT developed the VR-based and glove-shaped rehab training device RAPAEL Smart Glove and game software working in sync with the glove. The glove uses a variety of sensors to guide a patient's rehabilitation for common hand and wrist injuries. A patient wears the wireless glove on their injured hand and wrist. The glove connects to the RAPAEL app which guides the user through repetitive movements to engage specific muscles and tendons.
Founders
Hoyoung Ban
Category
Rehabilitation
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Employees
58

Funding ( Total amount $ 11.8 M )

Amount Nation Date Investors
$ 6 M Korea 2016-12 DTN Investment, Hyundai Venture Investment
$ 4.6 M Korea 2015-12 SBI Investment, Sejong Venture Partners
$ 1000 K Korea 2014-12 DSC Investment, Company K Partners
$ 200 K Korea 2012-12 POSCO CAPITAL
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Media

  • reddal
    AARP just awarded $10K to a thermal sensor startup Neofect South Korea-based makers of a smart glove that uses sensors to help people regain mobility in their hand while recovering from neurological and musculoskeletal injuries. Media Link
  • reddal
    14 coolest tech products from CES 2017 Rapael's smart glove reminds us how powerful tech can be. The glove helps rehabilitate stroke patients through virtual activities like darts and card games played on a compatible app. It wraps around the wrist, and sensors track patients' motion and improvement as they progress through therapy. Physicians and clinics around the world already use the Rapael glove, but it's now available for patients to rent for $99. Media Link
  • reddal
    Smart glove helps stroke patients rehabilitate Called the Rapael Smart Glove from Neofect, the white glove wraps around a patient's hand and has movement and position sensors on the fingers and wrists. An Android app that connects via Bluetooth takes users through games and activities that strengthen the muscles in the hands and arms. Media Link
  • reddal
    Smart canes and wheelchairs among tech empowering the disabled at CES Following an event like a stroke, rehabilitation is a must if the person affected is to regain as much use of afflicted limbs. But physical therapy in the hospital may not be as frequent as one might wish, due to everyday barriers like scheduling conflicts, free time, and so on. South Korea-based Neofect makes devices and software that help stroke victims in particular (though others may also benefit) continue therapy at home. Media Link
  • reddal
    The best smart home, IoT products of CES 2017 Designed by Neofect, the Rapael smart gloves, debuted at CES 2017, are designed to help people recover from injuries. The gloves are equipped with sensors that relay information to an accompanying app which uses games to focus patients on exercising specific muscles through games. Media Link
  • reddal
    This Smart Glove Speeds Rehabilitation Of Stroke Patients A Korean health tech company, Neofect, has created a smart rehabilitation solution for stroke patients who need to learn how to reuse their hands. The glove is designed to induce neural plasticity in the patient through specific and customized exercises with gamification. Media Link
  • reddal
    Startup in Spotlight: NEOFECT shows how a robotic glove can help stroke victims Founded by Hoyoung Ban, who is also the CEO, NEOFECT is doing that with RAPAEL, a US$1,000 robotic glove that runs on Android and connects to the user’s phone and TV screens via Bluetooth. Users can don the glove on and manipulate virtual objects on display screens with games and other entertaining activities; this takes away the typical ‘boring’ aspects of rehabilitative programmes. Media Link
  • reddal
    This smart glove is affordable home rehab for stroke patients When Ban Ho Young was a university student, his father passed away after suffering a stroke. Shortly thereafter, two of his uncles survived strokes and joined the tens of thousands of South Korean stroke patients undertaking rehabilitation therapy. That process, both costly and time-consuming, was too much for Ban’s family to endure – his uncles dropped out of their rehabilitation programs before regaining full use of their hands. Media Link
  • reddal
    Introducing Digital Stroke Rehab With Innovative SMART GLOVES! Patients Play Clinically Designed Games Tailored to Their Specific Condition - ALL of Their Hand Movements are Tracked for a More Comprehensive, Motivating Rehabilitation! Media Link
  • reddal
    NEOFECT RAPAEL Smart Glove video Rapael Smart Glove is a biofeedback system which includes an exo-glove with built-in sensors and an artificial intelligence software to help patients with neurological and musculoskeletal injuries regain their hand mobility. Embedded in the device sensors transmit data wirelessly via Bluetooth technology, and the Rapael software creates game-based training tasks. The immersive games simulate actions conducted in daily life, and therapists can design specific rehab programs by combining various games. Media Link
  • reddal
    RAPAEL Smart Board The RAPAEL Smart Board is a medical device that facilitates upper limb rehabilitation training through task-oriented games aiming to improve functional arm reaching ability. Media Link
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Current Team

  • Hoyoung Ban
    CEO

  • Seungyong Hong
    CMO

  • Donghoon Lee
    CFO

  • Neo Kim
    CIO

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Timeline Activity

  • - 2016, Received the Thematic Award (eHealth) at the ITU Telecom World 2016.
  • - 2016, Received the Innovation Award at CES 2017.
  • - 2016, Established the European Office in Munich, Germany.
  • - 2016, Selected as one of the Showroom Finalists of Pioneer Asia 250.
  • - 2014, Registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • - 2014, Won the grand prize from the 9th Digital Innovation Awards.
  • - 2013, Awarded the minister prize from MSIP.
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