Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Design and Development of Novel Technologies for Healthy Independent Living (R21)

Funding Number: PAR-11-021
Funding Type: PAR
Release Date: November 5, 2010
Expiration Date: September 20, 2013
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This FOA issued by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institute on Aging (NIA), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), and the Office of Research on Womens Health (ORWH) encourages Exploratory/ Developmental Research Project (R21) applications for design and development of novel technologies to monitor health or deliver care in a real-time, accessible, effective, and minimally obtrusive way. These may be novel sensor or monitoring systems, home-use point-of-care devices, home or mobile therapy or rehabilitation tools, or information systems and should have the goal of fostering healthy and independent living. The development of such technologies has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, people aging with mild impairments, as well as individuals with chronic conditions.