2019 LiveWell RERC App Factory application development awards announced!

The LiveWell RERC is pleased to announce the funding of 3 new assistive technology apps slated for development and release in 2019 as part of our App Factory development project.

We received numerous competitive proposals in response to our 2019 call. After careful review, the following projects were selected for funding:

  • The Spina Bifida Association will develop an iOS and Android app called Guidelines for the Care of People with Spina Bifida that will provide healthcare professionals as well as people with spina bifida and their caregivers an easy and efficient way to access guidelines on spina bifida care (which were developed through a collaboration of nearly 100 medical experts from around the world).

  • Brain Education Strategies & Technology will develop an iOS task management app called CompleteMyTodos that will integrate into a suite of already existing apps called the BEST Suite as well as make enhancements to some of the features and functionality of the existing apps in the suite, which support energy/time management, goal setting and strategy management.

  • Duke University and Shepherd Center will further develop an app, or “skill” for Amazon Echo called Stress Assist that assists people in managing the onset of episodes of post-traumatic stress through smart enabled environmental controls within the home combined with coaching to assist with using stress management strategies, such as grounding or relaxation breathing.

These new apps will provide solutions to a range of challenges that users with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments face and help support community participation and management of health conditions.

We look forward to sharing these new apps once they're released next year!

The LiveWell RERC's App Factory project has funded over 15 assistive app development projects over the past 4 years through an annual call for proposals.