Frost & Sullivan recognizes NEOFECT with its 2018 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for uniquely employing gamification in its smart rehabilitation solutions.

This recognition was based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the global smart rehabilitation market.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has developed a pioneering technology that enhances current products and enables the development of new products and applications. The award recognizes the high market acceptance potential of the recipient’s technology, according to a media release from Frost & Sullivan.

“NEOFECT’s flagship RAPAEL Smart Rehabilitation Solutions, both hardware and software, are cleverly designed biofeedback gaming systems that motivate and empower patients throughout their rehab programs,” says Chandni Mathur, industry analyst, in the release.

“The NEOFECT RAPAEL Smart Glove uses a virtual reality (VR)-based hand rehabilitation therapy solution to help patients perform muscle strengthening exercises with games. Distinctively, this solution is available as a wearable device and is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data analytics capabilities.”

While RAPAEL’s exercises and games work to normalize movements by invigorating muscles and stimulating visual and auditory senses, the solutions allow variations to be incorporated to cater to patients’ preferences and progress, thereby delivering customized, optimal therapy. For example, by leveraging AI and Big Data, RAPAEL’s learning algorithm automatically adjusts the difficulty of rehabilitation games based on the patient’s performance, range of motion, and goals, the release adds.

“Other recent developments include RAPAEL Smart Pegboard, a compact and portable digital pegboard developed for stroke rehabilitation, which is a disruptive technological leap in the market as most smart rehabilitation products are bulky and immovable,” Chandni notes in the release.

“It is an interactive tool with 30 games, such as smack a mole, pathfinder, and memory placement, which keep patients engaged and motivated to stay the full treatment course.”

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

[Source(s): Frost & Sullivan, PR Newswire]