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Wireless RERC Awards Funding for Development of Apps

November 25, 2013 — Each year, the Wireless RERC’s App Factory invites experienced organizations or individual developers based in the U.S. to submit proposals for financial support to develop assistive and/or accessibility apps which can be used to enhance the utility and usability of wireless products and services for customers with and without disabilities. Following a call for proposals earlier this year, the App Factory is proud to announce that five apps have been selected for development during the 2013-2014 grant year.  The apps selected for development include:

  • cTDS, an Android application to incorporate continuous proportional control to an existing Tongue Drive System, which uses discrete (switch-based) tongue motion as the input method for electric wheelchair control or other environmental control functions.
  • Help Me, an iOS mobile application which supports individuals with cognitive disabilities in reducing anxiety, resolving everyday problems, and increasing independence through cognitive decision trees and backup support.
  • Mobile-Friendly Context Discovery Services, an Android mobile application which will enable mobile device users with print disabilities, needing/trying to read E-books, PDF files, Word documents, Text files, and other digital works to (1) more easily identify and focus on the major points of content; (2) better understand the concepts being presented; and, (3) more effectively remember what they read.
  • RheumMate, an iOS mobile application which will enable users with musculoskeletal joint health issues to capture and share information about their joint health with their health care provider.
  • Zyrosky, a mobile game application for both Android and iOS platforms, to enhance the effectiveness of exercise for children with limited fine motor control by encouraging and monitoring completion of their prescribed exercises.

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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number 90RE5007-01-00. The opinions contained in this website are those of the Wireless RERC and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or NIDILRR.