【智能手套Neomano 可帮助瘫痪患者恢复对身体的控制】

【智能手套Neomano 可帮助瘫痪患者恢复对身体的控制】在这次CES上,韩国公司展示了一种全新的手套概念——一种旨在为那些因脊髓损伤而瘫痪的人提供更直接的解决方案。Neomano的原型是一个皮手套,会包住手的后部,两个手指和一个拇指。Neofect的模型只包含这三个部分,足以执行帮助患者执行大多数任务,比如拿起杯子、翻页、打开门和使用餐具。当然,实际的功能将因患者的受伤程度而有所不同。

The NeoMano robotic glove brings control back to paralyzed hands

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This time last year, we looked at Neofect’s Raphael, a “smart glove” designed to help patients rehabilitate a hand after a stroke. At this CES, the Korean company is showing off a brand new glove concept — one designed to offer a more immediate solution for those suffering from paralysis due to a spinal cord injury. 

Like Raphael, the NeoMano prototype is a strange looking thing. This one’s leather, wrapping around the heel of the hand, two fingers and a thumb. Rather than some other solutions that cover the entire hand, Neofect’s model only covers these three digits, which should be enough to execute most tasks. A large battery module sits on the bridge of the hand, and the whole thing is tethered to a control panel. 

It’s not an elegant solution, exactly, but it’s potentially an empowering one for those who have lost the ability to perform simple tasks like picking up cups, turning pages, opening doors and using utensils. Of course, the actual functionality will vary from patent to patient depending on their specific injury.

The company has already applied for FDA approval and is planning to bring the device to market by the end of the year. In meantime, it’s taking the product to Kickstarter in the fall, though a rep tells me that the company plans to launch the product in 2018, regardless of whether the company ultimately reaches its goal.

No word yet on how much the device will ultimately run.

原文链接:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/07/the-neomano-robotic-glove-brings-control-back-to-paralyzed-hands/


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