Press release

NEOFECT Wins 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award

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a med-tech company that makes gamified rehabilitation solutions for
stroke recovery, was honored with a MedTech Breakthrough award for the
second year in a row. This year its Smart
Board for Home NextGen
won the “Best New Technology Solution –
Therapeutic” award in the Medical Device category.

NEOFECT’s Smart Board for Home NextGen encourages patients to play games
that simultaneously help them recover function in their hand and upper
arm. The device has a 32-inch tabletop board that’s connected via
Bluetooth to a screen where patients’ movements are mimicked in
real-time. The games translate into real-world tasks like stirring a
bowl of batter, playing ping pong, and grocery shopping.

“For patients with limited arm mobility, seemingly simple activities
like reaching for a box of cereal can require weeks of rehabilitation to
achieve,” said Scott Kim, co-founder and CEO of NEOFECT USA. “However,
with our Smart Board for Home NextGen, patients can rehabilitate more
quickly because they’re more engaged and focused when beating a level
than simply repeating an exercise 100 times. At the same time, patients
receive measurable physical therapy without leaving their home. This
MedTech Breakthrough Award confirms what we’ve already seen with
patients — this device is improving lives.”

The recently
redesigned Smart Board for Home NextGen
accommodates the weakened
grip of many stroke patients with a new handle. The attachment includes
more straps to better stabilize the user’s arm, providing a more secure
position and ensuring accurate measurement for the post-game metrics,
such as range of motion.

NEOFECT also recently updated the solution’s AI-powered algorithm to
customize the experience for each patient. Over time, the device learns
patients’ strengths and weaknesses and recommends other games
accordingly to keep them stimulated and challenged throughout their

The MedTech Breakthrough awards recognize the innovation, hard work, and
success in a range of health and medical technology categories,
including patient engagement, medical devices, mobile/telehealth, and
more. Last year, NEOFECT’s Smart Glove won the “Innovation in Healthcare
Wearables” award, and this year NEOFECT was chosen as the winner from
among 3,500 nominations.

For more information about the Smart Board for Home NextGen, please


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, and upper arm function, while its robotic
orthosis creates an artificial grip to increase hand mobility.