Neofect said that it has acquired a patent for Neomano, a wearable robotic glove, in Korea.
|Neofect's wearable robot glove Neomano|
The device assists finger movements in patients whose hands are paralyzed due to central nerve disorders such as spinal cord injury, Lou Gehrig's disease, and multiple sclerosis. Patients who have wrist and arm strength, despite suffering from hand paralysis or finger clamping, can use Neomano to grab or pick up objects.
A motor attached to the glove pulls and releases the wires connected to the thumb, index finger and middle finger.
Patients can control the device with a Bluetooth remote control, and by pressing the "grip" button, the titanium wire connected to the electric motor bends the fingers, and the "release" button releases the wire to return to its normal position.
In addition to wires and motors, the company has added a new strap to allow patients with stiff or bent hands to use the strap to adjust it as desired.
"Before the official launch, the company successfully registered patents and verified its technology," Neofect CEO Ban Ho-young said. "Our company is focusing on developing Neomano so that it can help people who have lost most of their hand function to live their daily lives."