Neofect’s come a ways since we first saw them at CES this time last year. Late last month, the San Francisco-based team completed an Indiegogo round, picking up north of $28,000 — around 130 percent of its initial goal for the NeoMano.
The leather hand-worn device is designed to give users mobility in a paralyzed hand, due to conditions like stroke, MS and ALS. It wraps around the thumb and index and middle fingers, letting users perform otherwise simple daily tasks like brushing teeth, opening doors and drinking from a cup.
The glove is attached to a pulley, which, in turn, is connected to a detachable motor powered by AAA batteries. A Bluetooth controller is held in the other hand to control (open and close) the device.
The device certainly looks far closer to production than the prototype we saw at last year’s show — in fact, the company says it’s currently on track to actually deliver the product to market this June. Of course, picking one up post-Indiegogo will likely cost you a pretty penny. The product is currently listed at $1,999.