SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEOFECT, a med-tech company that makes gamified rehabilitation solutions for stroke recovery, was honored with a MedTech Breakthrough award for the second year in a row. This year its Smart Board for Home NextGen won the “Best New Technology Solution – Therapeutic” award in the Medical Device category.
NEOFECT’s Smart Board for Home NextGen encourages patients to play games that simultaneously help them recover function in their hand and upper arm. The device has a 32-inch tabletop board that’s connected via Bluetooth to a screen where patients’ movements are mimicked in real-time. The games translate into real-world tasks like stirring a bowl of batter, playing ping pong, and grocery shopping.
“For patients with limited arm mobility, seemingly simple activities like reaching for a box of cereal can require weeks of rehabilitation to achieve,” said Scott Kim, co-founder and CEO of NEOFECT USA. “However, with our Smart Board for Home NextGen, patients can rehabilitate more quickly because they’re more engaged and focused when beating a level than simply repeating an exercise 100 times. At the same time, patients receive measurable physical therapy without leaving their home. This MedTech Breakthrough Award confirms what we’ve already seen with patients -- this device is improving lives.”
The recently redesigned Smart Board for Home NextGen accommodates the weakened grip of many stroke patients with a new handle. The attachment includes more straps to better stabilize the user’s arm, providing a more secure position and ensuring accurate measurement for the post-game metrics, such as range of motion.
NEOFECT also recently updated the solution’s AI-powered algorithm to customize the experience for each patient. Over time, the device learns patients’ strengths and weaknesses and recommends other games accordingly to keep them stimulated and challenged throughout their recovery.
The MedTech Breakthrough awards recognize the innovation, hard work, and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including patient engagement, medical devices, mobile/telehealth, and more. Last year, NEOFECT’s Smart Glove won the “Innovation in Healthcare Wearables” award, and this year NEOFECT was chosen as the winner from among 3,500 nominations.
For more information about the Smart Board for Home NextGen, please visit https://home.neofect.com/smart-board.
Med-tech company NEOFECT helps stroke survivors and people with spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, or neurological conditions regain independence and live fuller, more active lives. Its game-based rehabilitation solutions deliver more engaging, quantifiable therapy to improve cognitive, hand, and upper arm function, while its robotic orthosis creates an artificial grip to increase hand mobility. http://home.neofect.com