Neofect Named as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree


Burlingame, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/11/2016 -- Neofect today announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for Rapael Smart Glove. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

Rapael creates immersive training games to keep stroke survivors motivated and eager to accelerate their recovery. The learning schedule algorithm automatically adjusts the difficulty level based on the patient's range of motion and goals. This ensures the patient continues to stay challenged, at the same time, creating a positive, encouraging environment. The solution monitors the performance data and generates progress reports.

According to the study results recently published by the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Rapael's gamification program combined with occupational therapy has proven to be more effective than conventional rehabilitation.

Neofect has offices in Yongin, South Korea, San Francisco, the United States and Munich, Germany. The rehabilitation device has been successfully used by a number of hospitals since 2014. Now, Rapael is available as an effective and affordable solution for home care. Stroke victims can rent Rapael for $99 per month and work on regaining their hand mobility at the convenience of their homes in the US. According to one of the first customers, Neofect is "a true partner in the process… by our side helping us get to the next stage".

Ho Young Ban, a founder and CEO of Neofect, said: "We aim to help patients around the world, including those unable to receive high quality treatment due to economic or geographic reasons. By offering the Rapael solution that is available anytime and anywhere, we are committed to improving patient's quality of life. We're honored to be among the Innovation Award nominees and excited to showcase our product at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January."

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Neofect's Rapael Smart Glove will be displayed at CES 2017, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. A selection of Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled New York, which features dozens of exhibitors and networking opportunities and runs 3:00-7:30 PM November 10 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

CES 2017 Innovation Honoree products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

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