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Rapael Smart Glove is not the NES Power Glove, it’s better

At first glance the Rapael smart glove looks like one of the robot skeletons from the television show “Westworld.” Created by the South Korean company Neofect, the glove uses a variety of sensors to guide a patient’s rehabilitation for common hand and wrist injuries.

Seeing the Rapael glove in-person at CES, I had flashbacks to the NES Power Glove. The Rapael with its nine-axis movement sensor, bending sensors and 32-bit microcontrollers is more advanced in nearly every way. But the Rapael, as the Power Glove did, radiates a spirit of fun and gameplay. In fact, gamified exercises are essential to how the glove works.

 

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