NEOFECT announces that its NeoMano robotic glove has received the Red Dot Best of the Best award for 2019, the top prize in the Red Dot Design Concept category.

The NeoMano is a soft, lightweight glove that gives people with paralysis or limited hand function the ability to grip objects with the press of a button. A wireless, remote-controlled motor contracts the fingers of the NeoMano so wearers can perform such functions as grasping a glass of water, turning a doorknob, or maneuvering a toothbrush.

“Rehabilitation isn’t an option for everyone, including individuals living with ALS or spinal cord injuries, since in many cases they’ve permanently lost motor function,” says Scott Kim, co-founder and CEO of NEOFECT USA, headquartered in San Francisco, in a media release.

“We created the NeoMano to fit their needs, and we continue to evolve the design based on conversations and feedback from people living with these conditions. The Red Dot award recognizes our designers’ effort, dedication, and passion to helping people live fuller, more independent lives.”

The NeoMano is currently in production and will be available later this year, according to the company.

The Red Dot Awards recognize inventions, concepts, and products not yet on the market. Juries tested over 4,200 products and evaluated the entries with innovativeness, differentiation, aesthetic assessment, possibility of realization, functionality, emotionality, and value.

For more information, visit NEOFECT.

[Source(s): NEOFECT, Business Wire]