Video-game re­hab

RAPAEL SMART GLOVE NEOFECT

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Af­ter some­one has a stroke, a doc­tor’s main goal is to get the pa­tient walk­ing again, so hand dex­ter­ity of­ten takes a back seat. The Rapael Smart Glove helps pri­or­i­tize it by turn­ing the process into a game. Paired with an An­droid app, the sen­sor-laden glove tracks move­ment as the user prac­tices real-life tasks, like squeez­ing an or­ange. The sys­tem dis­plays in­stant range-of­mo­tion feed­back, which boosts learn­ing.

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