Neofect said Wednesday that Stanford University has presented a research result on the patient satisfaction of its Rapael Smart Rehab Solution, at the 2018 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.
The research, led by Professor Kara Flavin at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, studied the possibility of home rehabilitation and patient satisfaction in an environment without a medical staff when using the company’s Raphael Smart Glove Home.
Raphael Smart Glove Home is a therapeutic medical device that allows patients with central nervous system disorders, such as stroke, to rehabilitate their fingers, wrists and lower arms through various rehabilitation games. The games stimulate both the patient's sense of sight and auditory senses simultaneously to help improve brain plasticity.
The device also provides personalized software that allows patients to do rehabilitation work at home, similar to that of exercises done at hospitals. Just as physicians and therapists offer training schedules tailored to the patient's condition and progression, the artificial intelligence-equipped on the machine can identify the patient's condition and provide personalized training and control game difficulty in real time.
The device also allows patients to fill out a questionnaire at the end of each training game and recommend a training game more suited to the individual's tendency.
About 55 percent of patients participating in the study achieved daily rehabilitation goals each week. Patients used the device for an average of five days a week, 27 minutes a day.
All patients stated that they were satisfied with the Rafael Smart Gloves. In detail, 89 percent of the patients showed satisfaction with overall rehabilitation training, and 67 percent replied that they had very satisfying results. The 67 percent of patients said that the device allowed them to conduct the rehabilitation training that they needed.
“The study, published at the Stanford University Hospital, has shown that patients can enjoy rehabilitation training at home through games,” Neofect CEO Ban Ho-young said. “Based on the clinical results, we were able to accelerate efforts to enter the U.S. market and lay the groundwork for future insurance coverage.”
The company plans to collaborate with Stanford University Hospital for further clinical research, as well as creating a more efficient home rehabilitation training environment by applying the fourth industrial revolution technology such as artificial intelligence, IoT, and Big Data, Ban added.
The results of the research were published in Neurology, one of the most renowned journals in the field of neurology.