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The Rapael Smart Glove has an exoskeletal design that assists people who have had strokes, and other patients with neurological and musculoskeletal injuries regain mobility in their hands. Using a Bluetooth sensor, the glove measures the patient’s motion through a 30-minute exercise, and creates an exercise schedule based on the patient’s needs. The glove includes game software allowing patients to simulate playing ping pong, chopping food and catching a baseball, rewarding points to encourage engagement.
A version of the Rapael Smart Glove has been available in hospitals since 2014, but a new home edition is now available for patients who need help with mobility. The glove is available to patients to rent for $99 and is reimbursable through many health plans.