The LiveWell RERC (new window) has just released its annual App Factory call for proposals. Each year, the LiveWell RERC’s App Factory invites experienced organizations or individual developers based in the US and Canada to submit proposals for financial support to develop assistive and/or accessibility apps for mobile platforms (e.g., Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows), sensors, home automation, wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT) and/or cloud computing.
Through a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (new window) (NIDILRR), the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Community Living, Health and Function (LiveWell RERC) seeks to enhance the use and usability of wireless technologies for people of all ages and abilities. The LiveWell RERC‘s mission is to promote Information and Communications Technology (ICT) access to existing and emerging technologies for all people regardless of ability; and to develop and validate ICT applications to improve the capacity for independent living and community participation. Included in this effort is the RERC’s mobile applications development project, the “App Factory.”
Proposals for 2016-17 are due on September 15, 2016. More information on the Request for Proposals (RFP) can be found at here (new window).