What is RAPAEL Smart Glove?
The RAPAEL Smart Glove is a biofeedback system that 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.
Sensors embedded in the device transmit data wirelessly via Bluetooth, 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.
The Learning Schedule algorithm automatically adjusts the difficulty level based on the patient’s range of motion and goals. This ensures the patient stays challenged throughout training, and at the same time, creates a positive, encouraging environment. The system monitors the performance data and generates progress reports.
The RAPAEL Smart Glove is now available to purchase, so stroke victims can work on regaining their hand mobility in the convenience of their home.
The RAPAEL Smart Glove has received numerous accolades, including a 2017 CES Innovation Award, the AARP 2017 Innovation Champion Award, and Popular Science’s 2017 Best of What’s New Award in the Health category.
1. CES 2017 Innovation Award winner
RAPAEL Smart Glove has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree. 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 hoaor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
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.
Entries in CES 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 compare 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.
2. AARP 2017 Champion Innovation Award Winner
RAPAEL Smart Glove has been chosen as the winner in the “Caregiver Quality of Life” category at AARP Innovation Champions Award.
The AARP contest in 2017 has been devoted to innovation in caregiving. Award submissions were accepted in six categories: daily essential activities, caregiver quality of life, health and safety awareness, care coordination, social well-being and transition support.
The annual AARP Award rewards disruptive technologies and groundbreaking business models which are designed to create intuitive, affordable innovations. The contest is a celebration of the entrepreneurs of the frontier of change.
“We need to spark investment in what we call Ageless Innovation – innovations that are universally designed for all people – of any age,” said Terry Bradwell, AARP’s chief enterprise strategy and innovation officer. “We couldn’t be more excited to introduce the Innovation Champion Awards to help raise awareness of products and services that can truly make a difference in people’s lives.”
To learn more about the AARP Innovation Champions Award, visit https://innovationaward.aarp.org/innovationaward/.
3. CNN selected 14 coolest tech products from CES 2017
“RAPAEL 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 purchase”
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* CNN Tech - 14 coolest tech products from CES 2017
*CNN Money - Smart glove helps stroke patients rehabilitate
*TechCrunch - Smart canes and wheelchairs among tech empowering the disabled at CES