When Hoyoung Ban, CEO of Korea-based Neofect, had a close family member suffer from a stroke, he was pained by how expensive and inefficient the rehabilitation was.

“Along with how sad we were, there was a huge financial burden in the rehabilitation process that our family had to afford. Yet it was not very cost-effective,” says Mr. Ban.

The experience motivated him to create the Rapael Smart Glove, a wearable that brings gamification into rehabilitation exercise for stroke survivors, integrated with software that measures the patient’s activity level and target’s activities.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com