If someone has one paralyzed hand, that’s where robotic glove NeoMano can help. Designed by Korean startup Neofect, the system consists of three parts: a motorized partial glove that covers the thumb and first two fingers of the hand, a power pack, which is attached to the forearm, a Bluetooth remote control unit.
To grasp an object, you simply press the Grip button on the remote control unit to activate the glove’s motor. This helps the paralyzed fingers hold the target object. The grip becomes tighter if you press the button longer. To let go of the item, just press the button Release on the remote control.
NeoMano’s glove motor is powered by three AAA batteries.
Robotic glove NeoMano allows paralyzed hand to perform such tasks as holding the cup, turning doorknobs, grasping cutlery (knives, forks, spoons) and other small items, brushing the teeth.
Retail price of the robotic glove NeoMano for paralyzed hand is $1,999.