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Neofect Smart Balance Brings AR Gaming to Lower-Body Rehabilitation

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Digital health company Neofect
today unveiled Neofect
Smart Balance
, a new lower-body rehabilitation device that uses
augmented reality to help patients recovering from stroke, ambulatory
injuries, and other lower body disabilities regain function in their
legs. Recognized as a 2020 CES Innovation Award honoree, Neofect Smart
Balance draws on nearly a decade of expertise and innovation to turn
what is often a monotonous process into a fun and engaging exercise for
the nearly 500,000 people each year rehabilitating from a stroke.

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The Neofect Smart Balance uses games to help stroke patients rehabilitate. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Neofect Smart Balance uses games to help stroke patients rehabilitate. (Photo: Business Wire)

Neofect Smart Balance features 16 rehabilitation games that emphasize
core strength, restabilization, and balance, all with the goal of
helping patients walk unassisted. The 2.5ft by 2.5ft “Dance Dance
Revolution”-esque board evaluates a patient’s posture and gait, then
tracks and analyzes motions, providing feedback when it senses an
imbalance. Optional handlebars provide additional stability as needed.
As patients advance, Neofect Smart Balance games increase speed of
movement and coordination as patients step on and off the pad.

“For the past decade we’ve focused on hand and upper arm rehabilitation,
but we’ve always wanted to create more engaging and measurable therapy
for patients who need to recover leg function — whether that’s
relearning how to walk or regaining range of motion and confidence,”
said Scott Kim, co-founder and CEO of Neofect USA. “With Neofect Smart
Balance, games like ‘Rock Band’ prompt users to move their feet, in this
case to the beat of a song. Patients are physically and cognitively
challenged and can also have fun while rehabilitating.”

Neofect Smart Balance is designed for use in healthcare clinics and at
home, increasing accessibility of treatment for patients with limited
mobility. It securely and remotely shares progress reports with
therapists, so they can monitor and adjust patients’ recovery regimen as
needed.

This newest device joins a long list of award-winning Neofect solutions,
including the Neofect
Smart Glove
, the Neofect
NeoMano
, and the Neofect
Smart Board
.

Neofect is also showcasing Neofect
Connect
, a new coaching and companion app, at CES 2020. Designed as
an extension of therapy in a clinical setting to support and inspire
stroke survivors through recovery at home, Neofect Connect will
recommend customized daily exercises and educational materials based on
patient ability.

The app, which will be available for any stroke survivor regardless if
they use Neofect’s solutions, will include a digital telehealth program
where skilled physical and occupational therapists will connect with
users remotely to guide their rehabilitation. Neofect Connect is
available on the Apple App Store and on the Google Play Store for
Neofect users and will be open to any stroke survivor in spring 2020.

For more information about Neofect Smart Balance and Neofect Connect,
please visit www.neofect.com.

About Neofect

Med-tech company Neofect helps stroke survivors and people with spinal
cord injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, or neurological conditions
regain independence and live fuller, more active lives. Its game-based
rehabilitation solutions deliver more engaging, quantifiable therapy to
improve cognitive, hand, arm, and leg function, while its robotic
orthosis creates an artificial grip to increase hand mobility. www.neofect.com